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St. Peter's Church, St. George

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Visit the oldest Anglican church outside of the UK at St. Peter's Church, which makes up part of World Heritage-listed St. George Town. The Protestant church dates back to 1612, though some parts have been replaced or restored over the centuries. In 2012, the church celebrated 400 years of existence and received the title "Their Majesties Chappell" by Queen Elizabeth II. Admire the historical building's strikingly plain facade, its native cedar wood beams, and the simple, tranquil interior. Visit the church cemetery, where many notable Bermudians have been laid to rest throughout history. Add St. Peter's Church and other attractions to your St. George trip itinerary using our St. George trip planner.
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  • Great History of the Tucker family in the church and graveyard. The memorial plaques in the church tell of the tucker family history . Nice church with docents to answer questions 
    Great History of the Tucker family in the church and graveyard. The memorial plaques in the church tell of the tucker family history . Nice church with docents to answer questions  more »
  • We love stopping at St. Peter's. The setting is serene and the history, quite fascinating. We learned much from the volunteer on site. We later meandered through the graveyard. It was solemn but... 
    We love stopping at St. Peter's. The setting is serene and the history, quite fascinating. We learned much from the volunteer on site. We later meandered through the graveyard. It was solemn but...  more »
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  • One of the most historical places in Bermuda. St. Peters is reputed to be the first church ever built on the island - predating even the first government. In fact the meeting of the first governing body is said to be held there. The original church has been renovated and added on to over the years. And there is a triangle shaped, 3-beam, cedar structure built into the ceiling that is supposed to be salvaged from the original building. Also this is the first church I have seen where all the pews are boxed and gated! Apparently, in past times, in order to secure further finances for the church, the pew sections were rented to those who could afford them. Tiny, narrow staircases, one on the left and one on the right, at the back of the church lead up to balcony seating. There are historical church artifacts, photos and other memorabilia on display, paying tribute to past visits by the royal family as well. The sectioned graveyards surrounding the church have been preserved for centuries. There is a separate graveyard at the back, to the west, designated for slaves and free blacks of times gone by. Church services and functions are still held there up to to the present day.
  • This was an amazing historic treasure within the wonderful town of St. George. The church had a delightful feel and preserved it's historic character. I loved the memorial stones and tablets set within the church's walls honoring those who died on the island and preserving their story. Be sure to check out the historic cemetery surrounding the church as well. It is another historic delight.

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