PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ancient church

photo-of-the-dayPhotographer captured this shot near Hampstead on the north-eastern coast of the island

Photo by Nathaniel Phillips

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  1. wesley girl
    September 22, 2016

    I remember going service, there from Wesley. Those was my girl days had to go to church. memories

  2. Sams Gutter
    September 17, 2016

    Those are the places that our countries use as tourist attraction. You go on a Royal Caribbean Cruise and they will take you to a church like that in Falmouth, Jamaica. Life in Dominica can be great again. Just imagine people leaving Guadeloupe, Antigua, Montserrat, Anguilla, Barbados and moving Dominica in begone days.
    Excuse me for waxing nostalgic, but I would like my sweet (doux) Dominica back.

  3. Dominican away
    September 16, 2016

    Dr.Honeychurch can you give us the history of this church? I remember growing up as a Methodist I always heard my mother spoke of the church in hampstead but I never got an opportunity to worship there. That is rich history.

  4. xxxxoooo
    September 15, 2016

    This is a Methodist Church… a symbol of the early influence of migrants from the leeward islands in the north-east of the island…Indeed it need preservation.

    • Shaka Zulu
      September 15, 2016

      Dominica was part of the leeward islands.

  5. September 15, 2016

    This church is the hamstead Methodist church the members who came there years ago,has no means of transportation and have joined nearby by churches which provide transportation, the number of people who went there dwindled they are now members of nearby churches which offer more upbeat Sunday services,which in return was more appealing to them,that what this church offered and the church was closed due to lack of attendance,and maintaniance,but by some generous donation from a kind heart the church can be up and running again and with faith the members can be reached to open again and make it functional than looking haunted.

    • BEB
      September 18, 2016

      This building was also used as the Bense Govt. School, when the Govt. build a school in the Bense village that building was stopped being used .

  6. September 15, 2016

    No mention of the year the first service was held in it or what denomination it belonged to.

    It would be nice if it could be preserved by the government for years to come and honored as a place where Christians could gather to fellowship. For this it was built and for this it should still be used. It could be freshened up, and rededicated as a sort of ”community church” for non-denominational services maybe once a month. Let somebody take charge. The faithful departed would be so happy to know that the light was still burning there :!: (I mean the light of the gospel, not a natural light!)

    If I was on the island for a week or two I would probably be trying to borrow the building for a few nights
    of old fashioned gospel meetings with the help of some anointed singers from a nearby evangelical church. We would make a noise! Excuse me folks. It is what I am and what I do!

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. 8)

  7. Concern citizen
    September 15, 2016

    There are too many open graves in the yard of that building, why is it so? and I almost drop in one of them not knowing that they were open graves,
    Like the many other comments I saw this building there and wanted to know what was it’s significance so I stop there to have a curious look and found out what I mentioned aabove

  8. chacha
    September 15, 2016

    always though that building was haunted 8-O

    • September 15, 2016

      I don’t know about that but I can tell you it would be filled again with the Presence and Glory of God.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. More than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)

  9. oledaag
    September 15, 2016

    It’s always looked like that, truly priceless :)

  10. frank
    September 15, 2016

    I have passed by that building so many times but never knew it’s significance.can someone tel please.

  11. GinGer
    September 15, 2016

    I just love this. Please do not let it get into ruins. Need to do something about it. Perhaps its on the douglas’ property

    • September 15, 2016

      ”And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations. and thou shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” (Isaiah 58:12)

      It is a church with a past. Does it have a future :?: The past is history, The future is mystery. All that is needed is for one person to claim the present. Start something! This building should be more than a memorial to the past. If can yet be a soul saving station! A filling station!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  12. Shaka Zulu
    September 15, 2016

    It use to serve as a school for nearby communities

    • Shaka Zulu
      September 15, 2016

      It use to serve as a school for nearby communities before the government were able to provide schools for citizens. It is a remider of the churches influence on education of the grandchildren of slaves. Deserves preservation and to be part of our story.

  13. lightbulb
    September 15, 2016

    refurb into a restaurant.

    • BEB
      September 18, 2016

      Then every nite u close , u would have to carry away the stuffs which are left overs after the day’sr sale as there would be prevalent burglaries in that building

    • BEB
      September 18, 2016

      Should this building be converted into a restaurant, then the person operating it would run it at a lost, as they would have to carry away the after day’s stuffs sales, if not, there would be prevalent burglaries of the building.

  14. Sylvester Cadette
    September 15, 2016

    This Church should be preserved by the Architectural Organization and government because of its historical significance to the north-east.

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