Belize City, Belize
Saint John's Anglican Cathedral
Originally built in 1812 by slaves and from bricks brought across from Europe. It is known also as the first church in the settlement of Belize. It served as a Parish Church until the first Anglican Bishop was consecrated in 1886. In the … behind the altar is the grave of Archbishop Dunn and at the northeast corner of the churchyard lie Bishop Anthony Sylvester and wife Sonia and also Bishop Desmond Smith. St. John’s Cathedral will always be important to the history of Belize, not only for being the oldest church in the country, but also for being the oldest in Central America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 17° 29.328′ N, 88° 11.286′ W. Marker is in Belize City, Belize. Marker is on Albert Street just south of Berkley Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belize City, Belize 7MHVZ KWF9F, Belize. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Death of William Hart Bennett (approx. 0.6 kilometers Antonio Soberanis Gomez (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Mule Park (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Belize National World War I Cenotaph (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); British Honduras Territorial Force Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Belize Defence Force Fallen (approx. 13.7 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.