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

Church’s anger at break-in

News  |  October 26, 2016

Damage caused by burglars at a landmark Bermuda church will “cost a lot more” to repair than the money that was taken. According to Reverend David Raths, the culprits smashed their way into St Peter's Church in St George's over the weekend before raiding the donation boxes. “The repairs will cost us a lot more than the few dollars they took,” he told The Royal Gazette. “There wa... Read more

Cadets Receive $2K From Friends Of St Peter’s

News  |  June 5, 2016

A cheque for $2000 was presented to the T.S. Admiral Somers Sea Cadets Unit in St. George's by The Friends of St Peter’s Church in recognition of the support they provide to St Peter’s Church on many occasions. Pictured receiving the cheque is Director Michael Frith with treasurer Donnie McLaughlin and deputy chairman CJ Henry Hayward. Canon W. David Raths gave a prayer at the ... Read more

Canon Of The Cathedral Of Most Holy Trinity

News  |  October 24, 2015

On Sunday [Sept 27] the Bishop of Bermuda, The Rt Revd Nicholas Dill, will Collate and Licence Maj. The Revd. David Raths as a Canon of the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. The Collation and Licensing of Maj. The Revd. David Raths as a new Canon will take place at the Bermuda Cathedral at 4:00pm on Sunday. “For most of the last 10 years, Revd David has singlehandedly provided pastoral ... Read more

New children’s choir hits the right note

News  |  June 29, 2015

A new children's choir delighted churchgoers during a service at St Peter's Church in St George yesterday. According to Reverend David Raths, Their Majesties Choristers “were absolutely fantastic” during a service led by Anglican Bishop Nick Dill and attended by about 160 people. “They sang very, very well — everyone was absolutely thrilled,” Rev Raths said, adding that the ch... Read more

BuzzFeed Features Island’s Unfinished Church

News  |  March 9, 2015

Popular social trend website BuzzFeed has featured St. George’s historic Unfinished Church in a post titled “The 28 Most Beautiful Abandoned Churches Around The World,” calling the properties “hauntingly gorgeous.” Other churches featured on the list include structures in Russia, Maui, Ireland, Italy, the United States, Macedonia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Turkey, Bulgaria, an... Read more

200th anniversary of sailor’s death marked

News  |  February 23, 2015

Scores of people gathered at St Peter's Church in St George at the weekend to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale. Governor George Fergusson and US Consul General Robert Settje joined St George Mayor, Garth Rothwell, and about 100 residents for the service on Saturday afternoon. “We had a good crowd turn out for the anniversary,” said Mr Rot... Read more

A celebration of the sea at Masterworks

News  |  October 28, 2014

There is a sea-fever raging at Masterworks. A marine show with paintings, sculpture and photography are on exhibit in this celebration of all things of the sea. There is a prize at stake — a magnificent one too — called the ‘The Serjeant's Cup for Marine Art', donated by St Peter's Church and originally given to the St George's church for their 400th anniversary by the Serjeant of the Vestr... Read more

St Peter’s Church to receive grant

News  |  May 20, 2014

St Peter's Church in St George will remain open as a tourist attraction after the Bermuda Tourism Authority agreed to provide the historic building with a grant. There were concerns that the church, the oldest surviving Anglican church in continuous use outside the UK, could be forced to close to visitors because of a lack of funds. The attraction is open seven days a week, and pulls in more t... Read more