St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church Jamaica
Type of Prayer Place
St. Peter the Apostle Anglican church in Falmouth, Jamaica is the oldest public building in the town, having been built in 1795. It is made out of stone, brick and huge timber columns that hold up the roof. Inside you’ll discover beautiful stained glass windows and timeworn wooden pews that crosses cut out of the sides. In addition to the intricate stained glass window above the altar you will find plaques containing the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s prayer and the Apostle’s creed big enough to be read from all seats in the sanctuary.
When we visited there was a tour group there being given a history of the church. There is also a fascinating ancient graveyard in the church yard and outside of the church walls in the parking area you’ll find open air vendors of local crafts and souvenirs.
How I used this place of prayer
I sat quietly in the pew and said a silent prayer for the people of Falmouth and for their well being as low income areas were the prominent feature of the town.
Hours of Operation & Admission Requirements
We were on a bus tour sponsored by a cruise ship line. There didn’t appear to be any hotels nearby that were geared for foreign tourists and this and another church appeared to be the main tourist attractions in town. However at the cruise ship pier there were tourist type shops and restaurants. The open air vendors outside the church wall appear to be the best place to purchase local souvenirs in town. There is a donation box in the church and I’m sure donations are appreciated because when we visited there was scaffolding on the front of the church to do restoration work.
Added by Karen Barber on April 28, 2014