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

Good Friday Walk To Calvary

News  |  April 19, 2019

Congregations from the St. George’s churches marked Good Friday by staging their annual reenactment of Jesus’ crucifixion. Crowds of onlookers turned up for the event, which recreates Jesus’ Walk to Calvary for his crucifixion and encompassed areas including the Unfinished Church and historic St. Peter’s Church. The Walk to Calvary production has been staged annually during the E... Read more

St Peter’s Church to charge $2 entrance fee

News  |  March 13, 2019

A $2 entrance fee has been imposed at Bermuda's oldest church, The Royal Gazette can reveal. St Peter's Anglican Church in St George's said the charge had to be made to help maintain the church and keep it open for visitors during the week because a voluntary donation scheme did not work. Gillian Outerbridge, the parish administrator, said: “We relied for a long time on people donating ou... Read more

St Peter’s West to rent St George’s vestry

News  |  August 16, 2018

A disused church in St George's will soon be home to a new congregation. Gillian Outerbridge, parish administrator at St Peter's West, said that building on Wellington Slip Road will now be used by the New Testament Church of God. Ms Outerbridge said: “We are delighted that another church will be using the building. The church vestry made the decision to rent out St Peter's West instead o... Read more

Annual service honours slave pilot Darrell

News  |  April 17, 2018

A memorial service to honour former slave and ship's pilot James “Jemmy” Darrell was held in St George's at the weekend. Mr Darrell piloted the Royal Navy warship HMS Resolution to its mooring near Tobacco Bay in 1795 while still enslaved. Royal Navy Rear Admiral George Murray was so impressed with his skill, he recommended Mr Darrell be freed. The pilot was also one of the first app... Read more

Church hopes to save stained-glass window

News  |  January 8, 2018

The Anglican Church is on the hunt for a buyer to take over a disused church in St George's. St Peter's West in Wellington Slip was forced to close last summer after the number of parishioners dropped to only a handful. The distinctive yellow brick church is also looking for a new home for a stunning stained-glass window, made by island artist Vivienne Gardner, which overlooks the Mullet Ba... Read more

Animals blessed at ceremony

News  |  October 9, 2017

Dogs large and small, old and young, were blessed in the spirit of St Francis of Assisi at a ceremony on Sunday. The Annual Blessing of Animals was held in the Unfinished Church in St George's. The service was conducted by the Reverend John Stow of Holy Trinity Church and the Reverend Tom Slawson of St Peter's Church. Musician Shine Hayward led the singing together with Mr Stow on hi... Read more

Caring for ‘cultural icon’

News  |  June 10, 2017

In 2004, all Reverend Canon David Raths dreamt of was “living somewhere by the sea”. He was then an army chaplain for the National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, ministering to soldiers in war-torn parts of the world. When he wasn't serving overseas, he worked as a part-time parish priest in Ottawa. “I felt ready for a change of pace and to get back into full-time ministry,”... Read more