St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church


This site is on the Heritage Asset Inventory which is the official list of Trinidad and Tobago’s historic sites that are worthy of notation and preservation. The register is authorized by the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago’s Council and is by no means exhaustive. The sites on the Heritage Asset Register are not owned by the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago. The Trust welcomes any historical information and oral histories the public wishes to share with us concerning this site via the feedback form.

Property of interest located in the in the City of Port of Spain. It is bounded by Richmond Street to the West and Sackville Street to the South and Sackville Street Parcel No. 20 to the East.


On the 25th May 1902, Saint Francis church, Belmont, was blessed by Archbishop Flood. The church was designed by Irish Architect, Ashlin but the building was actually built by George Brown under the supervision of Fr. Vincent Sutherland, O.P., the Dominican Vicar General. The architectural style of the building is Irish Romanesque style, with the typical rounded arches and windows, many pillared doorways and round tower. The walls of local limestone were two and a half feet thick. The church was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi and completed in 1902. It has remained under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain.

Address: 146 Belmont Circular Road

Town/City: Belmont

Region: Port of Spain

Site Type: Cultural Heritage

Ownership: Private

Public Accessibility: Limited Access

Cultural Community:

Site Features: Places of Worship



146 Belmont Circular Road, Belmont, Port of Spain