St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery

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St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery

William's Town, Exuma, Bahamas
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Cemetery adjoins the Anglican/Episcopal church. Cemetery is in rough condition.

At the Pond (Williams Town), the church services were held in a room which was shared with the Dissenters. The work had been neglected for sometime as Mr. Young; the Catechist had gone as a Magistrate to Rum Cay. Upon his return, Mr. Young and two others formed a committee for church work. The people at the Pond were anxious and willing to have a church of their own but they were extremely poor. However, they offered to provide labour, stones, lime and other materials. In 1888 a building was erected by Mr. Gamlen for the use of any denomination of Christians who might desire it. The place was used exclusively by the Church of England, although not furnished as a church with altar and other Liturgical appointments. In 1889, it was still so used, and the original donor expressed a wish that the building should be secured to the church. Father Lloyd rebuilt and enlarged a church at the Pond in 1893. Destroyed by the hurricane in 1926, it was not rebuilt until 1932. The present St. Mary Magdalene Church in William’s Town was built by Father Keith Cartwright and consecrated on July 20th, 1986 by the Eleventh Bishop of Nassau and the Bahamas, The Right Reverend Michael Eldon.

GPS Coordinates: 23.42834, -75.56056

  • Added: 17 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2627964