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St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church.
The church with the blue door is St. Peter & St.Paul's Catholic Church which was designed by Father Jerome Hawes. The church with the red trimmings is the St. Paul's Anglican Church, built and designed by Father Jerome Hawes
One of the towers that persons can look out of to view the entire Clarence Town area.
The inside of the church.
The alter view.
The late Fr. Jerome Hawes, the priest that built and designed various churches in The Bahamas, namely Cat Island, and Long Island.

St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church was designed by the late Father Jerome Hawes. The church has twin towers and is located on a very high hill overlooking the harbor and three large cays. It is featured on the covers of most Long Island brochures.

Father Jerome was originally an Anglican priest, but later converted to the Roman Catholic faith. He designed St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic Church, which was completed by Father Cornelius in 1947.  The twin 40-foot towers (which can be climbed to view 360 degrees) are well-known landmarks on Long Island, guiding mariners into the Great Clarence Town Harbor. The magnificent altar, back lit by sunlight, casts inspiration from its brilliant masterpiece design.

Hours Open to Visitation

The most appropriate time to visit the church is between sunrise and sunset. If you would like to attend a service, you should contact the church directly for the schedule; services are held at alternate churches throughout the island.

Accessibility Notes

This site is not recommended for persons with mobility impairments. There are too many stairs to climb, and the entrance to the towers is too narrow.

For More Information, Contact:

The Rectory
Off Queen's Highway, Clarence Town, LI
(242) 337-3802
Deacon Patrick Darville
Clarence Town, LI
(242) 456-2357
This breathtaking view can be observed at the top of the twin towers church.
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St. Paul's Anglican Church
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St. Paul's Anglican Church

St. Paul's Anglican Church was built in 1884 by the late Father Jerome Hawes, who later...


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Latitude: 23.066854000
Longitude: -74.925039000
Elevation: 22 FT (7 M)
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