I constantly get asked by people contemplating moving to Belize what kind of churches are here, or if Belize is very religious. The answer is there are more churches than you can shake a stick at from several different denominations. While it’s true Catholicism is the most predominant, others co-exist quite nicely.
Just to prove my point, I toured my neighborhood only last Sunday, and found four larger churces to share with you. Having said that, there are many, many more smaller churches throughout San Ignacio. Some are so obscure, you’d never know it was a church, with just a few chairs and a pulpit on someone’s front porch.
Unlike the States where most services are predominantly on Sunday morning, in Belize, night services are much more popular. I suppose this is due in part to the fact that most Belizean citizens must work Monday through Saturday during the day.
The most well-known and largest church here is Sacred Heart’s, which is a Catholic Church. Most of the primary schools in Belize are run by the church, so if you plan on moving here with children, and you aren’t of the religious persuasion, home schooling is probably your best option.
So, if you are thinking of moving to Belize, is access to church something that’s important to you?