Nine tourism entrepreneurs to receive funding from BTA

News  |  May 11, 2021

St. Peter's Church, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Town of St. George, has won funding for African Diaspora Heritage tours celebrating stories of Bermuda's Black history. Rev. Lorne Bean is pictured at the door of the centuries old Anglican church.Nine tourism entrepreneurs are to receive funding through the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Experience Investment Programme. In addit... Read more

The final casualty of the last US/UK war commemorated

News  |  February 21, 2021

The last casualty of a 19th century war between the United Kingdom and the United States was remembered today. A ceremony to commemorate Midshipman Richard Dale of the US Navy was held at St Peter’s Church, St George, where the young officer, aged 20 when he died in the Olde Towne, is buried. Richard Spurling, chairman of the Friends of St Peter’s Church, which organises the annual even... Read more

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

Big cover-up at historical St Peter’s

News  |  September 23, 2019

An infestation of termites is being tackled at the hall next to Bermuda's oldest church. Interior woodwork, skirting boards and door frames were plagued by the pest in the church hall at St Peter's Anglican Church, in the Town of St George. The hall has been tented so that it can be fumigated with cash provided by Unesco, the United Nations agency which promotes St George as a cultural site... Read more

David Tutera event at the Unfinished Church

News  |  July 26, 2019

In April 2019 celebrity wedding planner David Tutera arrived in Bermuda to share business tips with industry professionals from around the world. His annual Wedding & Event Planning Experience lasted for three days and hosted 45 attendees. The second night's event was an over the top Pretty in Pink affair planned at the Unfinished Church.  There had never been a dinner event at this hist... Read more