You are welcome to visit the church, which lies at the northern end of the island not far from the airport.
The church site lies at the northern end of the island not far from the airport. After half a mile in the direction of Charlestown a sign on the left of the road points to the Mt Nevis Hotel. This gravel tracked road winds inland and after several hundred yards branches, straight ahead to the hotel and to the right the church ruins can be seen in fenced open land.
A pedestrian portion of the main gate is always open.
Vehicles can be parked outside the main gate.
Entrance to the site is free.
The half-acre site is grassed and presents no problems for visitors in wheel chairs.
On the right hand side a shaded bench has been donated by benefactors.
The main gate is opened for ceremonies requiring chairs and tables to be brought in (see our events page for more information).
On the inside walls of the church hang two plaques. One is a facsimile of the memorial plaque to Thomas Cottle which now hangs in St Thomas Lowland church in a nearby parish. This hangs in the place where the original was put up in 1828. The second plaque lists the slaves who worked on the estate in the years it was built.
A few yards to the left of the church lies an open sided wooden pavilion which houses information sheets about the church.
“A lovely setting"
“Beautiful, peaceful location - quite emotional”
“Quiet and contemplative”
“First integrated church in the caribbean”
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More about The Cottle Church:
Key figures in the Church's history
Visiting the Church
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