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All Saints Presbyterian (Scots) Church

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The Anglicans later built their own church and the Scots were left with full control of the structure. The All Saints’ Presbyterian (Scots) Church is  located on Princess Elizabeth Road, New Amsterdam, Berbice and  is one of the oldest structures in New Amsterdam. In 1818, Governor Henry William Bentick was petitioned by members of the community for the erection of a colony Church in which the Dutch and the English congregations would worship. Fund were raised through private subscription and the church was completed by April 8, 1820.  After the Dutch population started to decline, the Scots began using the church in their stead.