Church improves access to historic graveyard

News  |  November 26, 2020

Access to a historic black cemetery in the Town of St George has been improved as part of a collaborative effort between multiple organisations. A new pathway into the slave and free black portion of St Peter’s cemetery was officially unveiled yesterday and named in honour of barrier-breaking black ship pilot James “Jemmy” Darrell. A spokeswoman for the Friends of St Peter’s Church ... Read more

St Peter’s ready for ʽsplendid’ reconvening of Parliament

News  |  November 5, 2020

All eyes will be on the East End tomorrow with the historic 400th anniversary of Parliament celebrated in the Town of St George, where it was first held. St George’ mayor George Dowling called it “a major coup” for the Olde Towne. He added: “We’re very excited for it – we can’t remember ever having an event like that here, and we’re looking forward to giving free rein to the... Read more

Stamp of approval marks 400th anniversary

News  |  August 7, 2020

A series of stamps were launched to mark the 400th anniversary of Bermuda's Parliament yesterday. Politicians past and present gathered outside the historic St Peter's Church, in St George, where the Governor, Nathaniel Butler, convened the first sitting in 1620. Dennis Lister, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, told the crowd that the stamps, depicting images associated with Ber... Read more

Parliament celebrates 400-year milestone

News  |  August 1, 2020

Today is an historic milestone — the 400th anniversary of the island's Parliament, which first convened at St Peter's Church in St George. A re-creation of the inaugural session under the Governor, Nathaniel Butler, which came with a daylong sermon and 15 Acts passed, had to be called off because of Covid-19. But today's significance was not dimmed for the Friends of St Peter's Church. ... Read more

Minister adapts during curfew

News  |  April 24, 2020

The Reverend Tom Slawson is used to helping others. He was there in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that killed nearly 2,000 and left millions homeless along the US Gulf Coast and New Orleans in 2005. He felt compelled to help again when a flash flood destroyed part of the town he was living in just before he moved here in 2017 to become Priest in Charge at St Peter's Church, The... Read more

St Peter’s to jump into the 21st century with laser map

News  |  January 10, 2020

A team of university researchers are to use a high-tech laser scanner to map Bermuda's oldest church, in partnership with the Bermuda National Trust. Brent Fortenberry, an archaeologist from Texas A&M University, will use the technology to create a three-dimensional map of St Peter's Anglican Church in St George. St Peter's is the oldest surviving Anglican church outside England and dat... Read more