Unity Church

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Title

Unity Church

Date

1901 1950

Description

Historically called St. Andrews Kirk or the Scots Kirk, this building was completed in 1834 through the efforts of a group of seven Scottish immigrants to Jamaica who formed a committee to establish the church and purchased the lot from the Anglican Vestry of Trelawny Parish. The grave of one of the church elders, Alexander Simpson, is still visible in the churchyard. While the brick shell of the building survives from its construction, the building has been extensively altered over time. The bell tower that shelters the door on the north fa├žade is supported by four thin cast iron columns that were originally used in the interior of the church to support a gallery. The congregation is now part of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands

Location

Rodney Street District

Identifier

B014-S001

Usage

Citation

“Unity Church,” The Falmouth Project, accessed September 23, 2017, http://falmouth.lib.virginia.edu/items/show/937.