Jamaica Post Commemorates St. Andrew Parish Church
Three postage stamps and a souvenir sheet commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of the St Andrew Parish Church were officially launched last Wednesday by the Postal Corporation of Jamaica.
Featuring different aspects of the church's interior and exterior, the stamps are issued in denominations of $20, $60, and $120. The launch took place at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in St Andrew.
The St Andrew Parish Church was established in 1664, and has some of the oldest church monuments in the country. Its stained glass windows were installed after 1879, and the cemetery is one of the oldest that is in continuous use on the island.
Declared a national monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust on April 3, 2003, it is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, along with the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega in Spanish Town, and St David's Church in Yallahs, St Thomas.