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Anglican Church

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Anglican Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
1. Anglican Church Marker
Inscription.  

Anglican Church
1820 A permanent Anglican church was constructed on current site.

British government funded the construction of the church for £6,500.

It was built in the style of the Regency period which consists of a square, solid stone structure with long windows and three hip roofs point east to west.

1902 The size and style of the building changed when it was extended due to a sudden influx of British settlers.

1979 The church was severely damaged by Hurricane David on Aug. 29th. It was eventually rebuilt.

2017 The roof of the church was destroyed again by Hurricane Maria on September 18th.

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The Anglican cemetery still holds the oldest tombstones and inscriptions on the island. The cemetery itself is situated half a mile from the church to the south at the beginning of Newtown

The Celtic Cross reads “In loving memory of William Potts Rees Williams, born in North Wales 29th Sept. 1853 and entered into rest 19th June 1910. For 29 years medical officer in Dominica.”

Captions:
The Anglican Church per-1902.

Celtic
Anglican Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
2. Anglican Church and Marker
The marker is mounted to the perimeter wall of the church, towards the left. The ruins of the church can be seen towards the right.
Cross is that of Dr. Rees Williams, Father of Jean Ryhs, famous author born in Dominica.
 
Erected by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
 
Location. 15° 17.766′ N, 61° 23.17′ W. Marker is in Roseau, Saint George. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Street and Turkey Lane, on the right when traveling west on Victoria Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Glory to the French from Dominica (within shouting distance of this marker); Carnegie Library of Roseau (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 150 meters away); Roseau Bayfront (about 150 meters away); Roseau Cathedral (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Roseau Bayfront (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); David the Goliath (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseau.
 
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Anglican Church of Roseau image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
3. Anglican Church of Roseau
Anglican Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
4. Anglican Church
A view of the Anglican Church courtyard, now unceremoniously used for a cell phone company's parking area. The courtyard also includes a very dilapidated cemetery, seen towards the left in this view towards the south.
Anglican Church of Roseau prior to Hurricane Maria image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 1, 2013
5. Anglican Church of Roseau prior to Hurricane Maria
A view of some of the graves at the Anglican Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
6. A view of some of the graves at the Anglican Church
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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