Welcome to St Peter’s Church in St George’s, Bermuda

The oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles

and the oldest Protestant church in continuous use in the New World

 

Established when Bermuda was settled by the Virginia Company in 1612, for over 400 years this has been the church of the Town of St George. It is a cultural and historic icon, a holy place at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

For our 400th anniversary in 2012, Her Majesty the Queen, as a gift in her Diamond Jubilee year, granted St Peter’s Church the Royal designation “Their Majesties Chappell”, a designation first used for this church in the 1690s during the reign of King William III and Queen Mary II.

 

We strive to meet the growing opportunities for Christian witness and service in our community and as we welcome over 60,000 visitors annually, many of whom take a moment for a quiet prayer in this sacred place.

 

We are open to visitors Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and we look forward to welcoming you to St Peter’s in person.

 

The Rev’d Canon W David Raths

Parish Priest

 

Join Us For a Special Service of Thanksgiving

To Celebrate the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 

 

St Peter’s Church, Their Majesties Chappell, will be holding a special service of thanksgiving on Sunday, the 12th of June at 11:00 a.m., to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

 

All are invited but attendees should arrive by 10:45 a.m. - or even earlier to be sure of a good seat!

 

The Bishop of Bermuda, the Rt Rev’d Nicholas Dill will be preaching. Also participating will be His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda, Mr George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson, the Premier of Bermuda, the Honourable Michael Dunkley and Mrs Dunkley, and the Mayor of St George, the Worshipful Quinell Francis.

 

Their Majesties Choristers, the children’s choir of St Peter’s, will be singing with their usual joyful enthusiasm at this special service, their final performance before the summer break.

 

Canon David Raths, the incumbent of St Peter’s, said: “Birthday parties are always a happy time and we hope that people will take this opportunity to join in sending a birthday greeting to the Queen.  She has sent birthday cards to so many Bermudians on their 90th birthday. It’s our turn to wish her well as she turns 90.”

 

A video will be made at the service and excerpts will be sent to Her Majesty with our birthday greetings: after the service all those in attendance will join in singing “Happy Birthday” on the steps of the church, and they’ll also sign a card that will be sent with the video.