Nevis Ecclesiastic Medical School & Investiture Mission
St. Thomas Anglican Church - St. James Parish, Nevis
Saint Thomas Lowland is one of 5 Nevis parishes which are in turn part of the 14 administrative parishes that make up the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The first Anglican Church in the Caribbean, and the oldest church on Nevis, St. Thomas' was built in 1643. It is located on the main road about three miles north of Charlestown, and was built to serve the town of Jamestown, the island's original capital that disappeared. The church is perched high on a hill overlooking St. Kitts. The church cemetery has many tombstones bearing names of Nevis' early settlers dating back to 1649. There is also a vault that holds the remains of John Huggins (1763-1821), the founder of Bath Hotel, effectively the first Spa of the Caribbean.