St. James Methodist Church

Before St. James Methodist Church was constructed in 1989, several other church buildings were on this site. Legend has it that a preacher in the 19th century abruptly ended his church sermon after realizing that a ship was wrecked off a nearby reef. Salvaging goods from shipwrecks was a prominent trade during the 19th century, which prompted the preacher to ask his congregation to bow their heads for the dismissal of the church service. By the congregation bowing their heads for prayer, the preacher received first access to the goods, thus claiming exclusive salvage rights. When the church was rebuilt some years later, the congregation repositioned the pulpit taking away the preacher's visibility to the reef.

Contact Information:
Mr. Vernon Malone
(242) 366-0367
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