Guernsey Parish Guides

Guernsey is divided into 10 parishes, and one of the beauties of the island is that each parish has its own distinct identity, culture, history and landscape.  These are not quaint vestiges of a vanishing past, people are proud of their parish and the differences are celebrated.  Even the food, religion, folklore and language can differ from parish to parish.  The architecture varies from dockland-style apartments, Georgian townhouses, Victorian terraces, chocolate-box fisherman cottages, and granite farmhouses.

It is believed that the parishes became established in the 11th and 12th centuries when Christianity was adopted.  These ecclesiastical boundaries form today’s civil administrative districts with the douzaines responsible for parochial affairs.


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The idyllic pace of life, stunning scenery, pleasant climate, low unemployment, low crime and low tax rates are just a few of the reasons why approximately 60,000 people are proud to call this beautiful island their home.

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