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Saint John's Anglican Cathedral

 
 
Saint John's Anglican Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
1. Saint John's Anglican Cathedral Marker
The marker was made of a type of foam, probably originally painted, that did not withstand the salty air of Belize City.
Inscription.
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.
 
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.
 
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 away); 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);
Saint John's Anglican Cathedral sign image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
2. Saint John's Anglican Cathedral sign
Diocese of Belize
“Hoy, No Manana”
St. John’s Cathedral
Foundation stone laid 1812 – Consecrated 1826
Anglican/Episcopal
Schedule of services and contact information
British Honduras Territorial Force Memorial (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Belize Defence Force Fallen (approx. 13.7 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Saint John's Anglican Cathedral and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
3. Saint John's Anglican Cathedral and Marker
Saint John's Anglican Cathedral reverse, seen towards the west image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
4. Saint John's Anglican Cathedral reverse, seen towards the west
The graves of Bishop Anthony Sylvester and his wife Sonia image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
5. The graves of Bishop Anthony Sylvester and his wife Sonia
These graves are in the northeast corner of the churchyard as mentioned in the marker text.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God” 1 John, 3:7
Bishop Desmond Smith's grave, mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
6. Bishop Desmond Smith's grave, mentioned in the marker text
Entrance door to Saint John's Anglican Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, May 28, 2018
7. Entrance door to Saint John's Anglican Cathedral
The image on the door refers to the church being the site of the coronation of three Kings of the Miskitos in 1816, 1825 and 1845. Local lore says that this is the only Anglican church outside of England where the crowning of kings has taken place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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