Religious, Spiritual sights in Montego Bay
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Two blocks east of Sam Sharpe Sq, Burchell Memorial Baptist Church is a brick structure dating to 1835. Sam Sharpe was a deacon here. The original church was founded in 1824 by Rev Thomas Burchell. An angry mob destroyed the church in reprisal for Burchell’s support of the emancipation cause, but the missionary escaped to sea. Sam Sharpe’s remains are buried in the vault.