Service remembers those who lost their lives at sea

News  |  July 11, 2022

Those who have lost their lives at sea were remembered during wreath laying ceremony off the coast of St David’s. The Annual Memorial Service of the Guild of the Holy Compassion, held on Friday, was able to return to the water for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The tradition began after the loss of the crew of the pilot gig Ocean Queen in rough weather in Januar... Read more

Tour of segregated graveyard shines light on Bermuda’s history

News  |  April 27, 2022

A year ago Reverend Lorne Bean started a tour at St Peter’s, where the churchyard tells the story of Bermuda’s “chequered” past. Built shortly after the island was settled in 1612, it shows a clear divide: the western section was reserved for slaves, free Blacks and Indians and the central section for Whites; the eastern section was for members of the military. “I talk about human... Read more

Kids’ pennies help keep St George’s clock ticking

News  |  March 23, 2022

A few months ago Caleb Booth decided to save any money he got at Christmas and his birthday for a trip to the Big Apple to see his uncle.He’d put aside about $30 when his school started a penny drive for the restoration of the 208-year-old clock at St Peter’s Church.In a heartbeat, Caleb emptied his piggy bank.“It was not hard,” the St George’s Preparatory student said. “I just donate... Read more

Last casualty of the War of 1812 between the UK and US recalled

News  |  February 22, 2022

The life and sacrifice of a 19th-century American sailor was marked at a ceremony on Saturday. Midshipman Richard Dale USN was wounded in an engagement that involved the USS President, a frigate, and the Royal Navy on January 29, 1815. The junior officer and his captured ship were brought to St George, where he was looked after by Bermudians, but he died of his injuries on February 22 ... Read more