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Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church Corner Sackville and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain | Photograph Geoffrey MacLean October 2009

Written by Geoffrey MacLean

The foundation stone for the Sacred Heart Church, at the corner of Sackville and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain, was laid in 1880 by Archbishop Louis Joachim Gonin, O.P.

The church, of English Gothic design, was completed in 1882. The nine Flemish stained glass windows together with the Stations of the Cross are said to be among the best in Trinidad.

The belfry houses three bells each with its own name and imported from France and placed there in 1896.

The church has a grotto dedicated to Our Lady visible to passers-by. On the right hand side of the front entrance is a shrine to the saints where the Sacred Heart takes pride of place.

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