18 St. Thomas Anglican Church in Middle Island, Saint Kitts

Thomas Warner was the leader of the first English settlers on Saint Kitts (and later became the island’s first governor). When they arrived in 1623, Chief Tegreman of the Caribs greeted them. The second wave of colonists included a minister. He orchestrated the construction of the first Anglican church in the West Indies in 1625. It was destroyed by a hurricane in 1772. The current St. Thomas Anglican Church was built in 1860 but heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1974. This historic church is located in the village of Middle Island in the parish of Saint Thomas Middle Island. It is worth visiting to see the grave of Thomas Warner. Also buried here is Samuel Jefferson. He was the former owner of Wingfield Estate and great, great grandfather of American president Thomas Jefferson.

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Saint Thomas Anglican Church, Middle Island, St. Kitts & Nevis

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