The Cottle Church by Patrick Bennett

The Cottle Church And Integrating Caribbean Anglican Churches

In this now quiet corner of Nevis sits a simple structure that helped tear down institutionalized slavery across the Caribbean: The Cottle Church. Built in 1824, it’s the first Caribbean Anglican church where blacks and whites were meant to worship together. Like many stories from the time, the tale behind this church is an emotionally complex one, but one worth exploring to help grasp what makes our islands what they are today.

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