Saint Georges Anglican Church Cemetery

Also known as Cemetery of Saint George, Protestant Graveyard, Saint Georges Protestant Cemetery

Location
195 rue Mongi Slim
Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Phone +216 71253648
Website
Memorials 63 added (2% photographed)

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Originally known as the Protestant Graveyard, this cemetery was established in 1645 on a plot of land said to be donated by Hammouda Pasha Bey to the British Consul. In keeping with Muslim custom, the cemetery was placed outside the Medina. The earliest known reference to Saint George occurred in 1804, when the British, American, Danish and Swedish Consuls agreed to split the cost of repairing the cemetery's boundary wall. The cemetery was consecrated by the Bishop of Gibraltar in 1852, and in 1853 a plan of the cemetery was made, which showed a total of 83 graves. The existing church was built on part of the cemetery, at the end of the 19th century. The first sermon given in the church was during the memorial service to Queen Victoria in 1901. While the graves on which the church sits were never moved, the tombstones were removed and placed around the cemetery walls. The first know burial took place in 1648; the last known burial was in 1885.

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GPS Coordinates: 36.80332, 10.17342

  • Added: 23 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1980549