Bishop of London calls St Peter’s founding a ‘significant step’ in the development of Christianity

News  |  November 19, 2012

The Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, was on the Island this weekend to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of St Peter’s Church. The church is possibly the oldest continually used Protestant church in the Western hemisphere, and believed to be the oldest surviving Anglican church outside of the British Isles. “It is an extraordinary beginning, because, of cours... Read more

Hundreds of years overdue, but historic moment arrives as Bishop of London visits St George’s church

News  |  November 19, 2012

The Bishop of London Richard Chartres, currently in Bermuda at Queen Elizabeth II’s request, delivered a letter from the Queen to Governor George Fergusson while at St Peter’s Their Majesties Chappell yesterday morning for a special service celebrating his visit. The Bishop told the congregation that his visit was overdue, as Bermuda’s Anglican Church was overseen by the Bishop of London... Read more

Thomas sees silver lining in sailing voyage

News  |  November 14, 2012

The Queen officially bestowed St Peter's Church with the title 'Their Majesties Chappell' earlier this year. The credit for the name change goes to Thomas Sinsteden, a retired Irish physician with a passion for Irish silver. His quiet research led St Peter's renaming in March, and a highly anticipated visit from Bishop of London Rt Rev Richard Chartres this weekend. “I started to colle... Read more

St. Peter’s Church Commemorative Stamp

News  |  October 17, 2012

The Bermuda Post Office’s Philatelic Bureau has released a commemorative stamp series honouring the 400th Anniversary of St. Peter’s Church. This series consists of four stamps that captures a view of the Clock Tower, the massive 12-branched chandelier against the background of a section of the roof, showing white limestone slate supported by lathe and rafters, which offers a glimpse ... Read more

Exhibition explores the changing face of St Peter’s

News  |  July 24, 2012

An exhibition commemorating the 400-year anniversary of the oldest Anglican church outside of the British Isles — St. Peter’s — is to open at Masterworks this month. The show will focus on the various transformations the church has undergone over the years including its recent renaming to “Their Majesties Chapell.” Over the centuries, both locals and visitors have drawn and painte... Read more

St Peter’s hosts Diamond Jubilee Service

News  |  June 4, 2012

 A Service of Thanksgiving for the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen was held at St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s, The service was followed by Jubilee Garden Party in the churchyard which featured the debut performance of the Jubilee Fanfare, commissioned of Major D. B. Robinson EM, Director of Music, Bermuda Regiment. Those in attendance included Governor George Fergusson, Deput... Read more

400 years of ‘a Church of Palmitoe leaves’

News  |  June 2, 2012

HERITAGE MATTERS by Dr. Edward Harris ‘As its 400th anniversary approaches, St. Peter’s Church is in a good state of repair, thanks to the 1950—53 restoration. The exterior reflects early Victorian Gothic taste, but the interior houses an array of 17th and 18th century features. — Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage: St. George’s, 1998. It has been said in... Read more

“This is something to be enthusiastic about”

News  |  March 19, 2012

St Peter’s Church was honoured with a title befitting its historic status in a royal ceremony yesterday afternoon. Hundreds of people packed into the church to see it officially receive the title, ‘Their Majesties Chappell’, a name dating back to the 1600s and the reign of King William and Queen Mary. The ‘intitulation’, granted by The Queen in her Diamond Jubliee year, marks the ... Read more

Entitlement to an intitulation

News  |  March 17, 2012

On July 11, 1612, Bermuda’s first Governor, Richard Moore, and the island’s first permanent human settlers entered the easternmost harbour of the archipelago on the Plough, some weeks out of England. Moore was not an appointee of the English monarch, but rather of the board of directors of the Virginia Company, a corporation of shareholders of the City of London. Following his mandate... Read more

St Peter’s Church gets royal title

News  |  February 19, 2012

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, has redesignated St Peter’s Church in St George’s as ‘Their Majesties Chappell’, in honour of the church’s 400th anniversary this year. The first of the Anniversary year’s events will take place on Sunday, March 18th, with a ‘Service to Celebrate the Intituling of St Peter’s as ‘Their Majesties Chappell, ... Read more