The Serjeant’s Cup: David Baldwin’s Bermuda connections

Uncategorized  |  May 9, 2024

David Baldwin’s father, Sir Peter Baldwin, was a codebreaker, interpreting Japanese “purple” messages picked up in Bermuda during the Second World War. His great uncle on his mother’s side, Sir Edward Wilshaw, was the chairman of Cable & Wireless Ltd, the company that redirected those same messages by underwater cables to Porthcurno, in Cornwall, England. Mr Baldwin, Serjean... Read more

Barrier-breaking pilot remembered in St George’s

News  |  April 15, 2024

A memorial service to honour former slave and ship’s pilot James “Jemmy” Darrell was held in St George’s yesterday. Mario Thompson, Bermuda’s Pilot Warden, told attendees at St Peter’s Church that Mr Darrell should be named a national hero for his historical significance to the island. “There was a petition eight or nine years ago to recognise Jemmy Darrell as a national h... Read more

Historical East End burial vault gives way after heavy rain

News  |  March 4, 2024

Officials at St Peter’s Church in St George’s are faced with a mystery after a tomb with no inscription collapsed under heavy rain. “All the reference books I have looked at so far have not said. It would be great if we could find out a date and a name.” The Reverend Canon John Stow, acting priest in charge at St Peter’s, said that the barrel-vault over the “ancient” stone... Read more

Midshipman Dale Commemorative Service

News  |  March 1, 2024

The lasting impact of the life of US Navy Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale - one of the last casualties of the War of 1812 - was remembered on February 24th at St Peter's Church, Their Majesties Chappell, in an annual service held by The Friends of St Peter's Church. Her Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Rena Lalgie laid a wreath on behalf of the family of Captain Scarritt Adams, U... Read more

Walk to Calvary Experience – Good Friday Weekend 2024

Event  |  January 16, 2024

Roman guards, staunch Pharisees, mocking crowds, and a determined Jesus. Experience the sights and sounds of Jesus's journey to the cross. With a proud history spanning over forty years, the annual Walk to Calvary is an experience unlike any other. Hosted in the historic town of St. George's Bermuda, watch scripture unfold before you. The vision of Walk to Calvary is to bring the message of J... Read more

Clock is ticking again in the Olde Towne

News  |  November 29, 2023

When British clock expert Melvyn Lee and his team refurbished the St George town clock they found a surprise. Hidden between the hour hand and the minute hand was a thin, metal disc not much bigger than a dollar coin. Ron Gregory, Brian Carter, Melvyn Lee “The only way you could see that part would be to take the clock apart,” Mr Lee said. Yet, someone had taken great care to stam... Read more

The Blessing of the Animals

Event  |  September 13, 2023

All are welcome to celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi with the Anglican Parish of St George at the annual Blessing of the Animals at 3 pm on Sunday, October 1st at the Unfinished Church in the Town of St George. Please bring a chair. Donations will be taken for the SPCA. ... Read more

Historic church holds service to celebrate abolition of slavery

News  |  August 7, 2023

St Peter’s Church hosted a special service assembled by its member Grace Rawlins on Sunday, July 30, 2023. The event was held to commemorate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Bermuda on August 1, 1834 and to remember the Black Bermudians of that time and their life experiences. The historic church does not have a resident priest but Ms Rawlins was “keen” to keep the tradi... Read more

Emancipation Celebration Service

Event  |  July 6, 2023

The East End Parishes of the Anglican Church of Bermuda invite you to celebrate the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act, which came into effect on August 1, 1834, in Great Britain and her territories. Join Rev'd Canon John Stow, Priest in Charge, and Grace Rawlins, Preacher, for an inspirational service at St Peter's Church, Their Majesties Chappell on Sunday, July 30th, 2023 a... Read more

Seafarers head east for ‘blessing of the boats’

Event  |  June 24, 2023

The annual Blessing of the Boats ceremony takes place on Sunday June 25, beginning at 9am. The Right Reverend Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will lead the procession from St George’s Harbour to the Chapel of Ease dock in St David’s. The Chapel of Ease Anglican Church has a special history and relationship with the maritime culture of Bermuda. The tradition of Blessing of the Boats da... Read more