The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill, Bishop of Bermuda, will conduct the Blessing of the Boats at Chapel of Ease Dock, Chapel of Ease, St David’s, at 9 am on Sunday June 25th, 2023.

The service will take place on the dock, followed by the Bishop blessing the fleet in St George’s Harbour.

The observance of this service is influenced by the association of St David’s Island with the fishing and pilot boat occupations and dates back to 1849 when the Chapel of Ease was consecrated. There were no bridges between Bermuda’s islands so the serving Bishop of the time was rowed to St David’s Island to bless the islanders’ boats and this tradition continues today.