OLD R.C CHURCH WITH COPPER SPIRE
It is not certain whether this church is the first Catholic Church built in Gouyave, or whether the Anglican Church was the site of the Roman Catholic Church, as the Church had plenty of glebe lands. However, constructon of this Church started in 1829 and was completed during the 1830ís.
As a result of the successes of the Catholic Priest in the Town of Gouyave, it was said the Church was so crowded at times that people almost suffocated. That time also saw an increase in the number of baptisms, communion and confirmation. Thus in order to raise monies for a new church the parish priest organised lotteries and theatrical entertainment in1895. By the end of 1899, construction of the new R.C Church, was completed.
Building in its compound such as the former Presbytery, was used as the pre-primary school was purchased from the Mc Intyre Family.
1895 to 1899