There are large number of churches in Bermuda. In fact, number of Bermuda churches per capita is one of the highest in the world. You can't probably walk for more than 500 meters in the island without a sight of a church or a place of worship. Some say that from any place in Bermuda, if you close your eyes and throw a stone in any direction, you will probably hear the sound of shattering stained glasses.
There are great many Anglican, Catholic and Protestant Churches (Baptist, Methodist etc.) as well as those offering non-denominational services. While Catholic and Anglican churches are dominant, Methodism in Bermuda took its first roots in 1748 when the Methodist preacher George Whitefield visited the island. However Methodism picked up momentum after the Methodist preacher John Stephenson arrived in Bermuda in 1799. He was later jailed on the reasoning that he did not have the required permission to preach. However that did not deter Stephenson and he continued to preach the Gospel through the bars of his cell to all blacks who gathered outside.
There are some churches that are historic and significant from tourism perspective. If you are a tourist, here are some of the best churches to visit in Bermuda, many of them are of great historic significance.
St Peterís Church Bermuda:
Believed to be the oldest Anglican church in the Western hemisphere this church is stunning in its simplicity with its rough-hewn pillars, exposed cedar beams and candlelit chandeliers. The church is located at St George. There are separate graveyards in the church premises for blacks and whites.
: This Anglican church was designed based on neo Gothic structure. It's located in the capital city of Hamilton. From the top of its tower, you get a spectacular view of Hamilton city and surrounding parishes.
St. Anne's Church
: Located in Southampton Parish, this Anglican church is one of the oldest parish churches in Bermuda. It was originally built in early 1600s by the first settlers and later replaced by a new church in 1717.
Holy Trinity Church
: Located in Hamilton Parish overlooking the Harrington Sound water area, this Anglican Church is one of the oldest churches in western hemisphere. Some parts of the building like the nave dates back to 1660-1670. Earlier, it was known as the Hamilton Parish Church. There is a graveyard and also gardens with roses and palm trees.
Heydon Trust Chapel
: This is the smallest church in Bermuda which was built in early 1600s. The nondenominational chapel is located in Sandys parish amidst lush greenery that stretches across over 44 acres of parkland area.
Cobbs Hill Methodist Church
: Located at Warwick parish, this is the oldest Methodist building in Bermuda that still exists. It was built by the free blacks and the slaves in 1827 to have a place of worship of their own. They worked mostly during their free time at night to complete the construction. The church is part of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail of Bermuda that captures the legacy of slavery in the island.
St James Church
: One of the most beautiful Anglican churches in Bermuda with an oceanic settings, it is located on Somerset road of Sandy's Parish Bermuda.
Unfinished Church Bermuda
: Although the work was started in 1870s, due to parish infighting and lack of funds, the construction of this church was never completed.
St. Mark's Church
: St. Mark's Anglican Church located in Smiths Parish is a great example of Gothic designs. The cornerstone of the church was laid in 1847.
Old Devonshire Church
: The Church located in Devonshire Bermuda is popular for candlelit weddings. The church was first constructed in 1624 and had to be restored several times.
St. Paul's Church
: Located in Paget Bermuda, this is an Anglican church built in 1796 and replaced another church. It has a graveyard.
St. John's Church
: Built in 1620s, this Anglican church in Bermuda is one of the oldest parish churches in the island. It's located just outside of Hamilton City in a picturesque setting with its own graveyard.
St. Theresa's Cathedral
: This Catholic church located in Hamilton City was built in 1932 to replace a smaller church and now boasts of the largest weekly attendance in the island.
More great churches and places of worships in Bermuda
Christ Church, Warwick Bermuda
This is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in western hemisphere and dates back to 1719. In 1900, it became a part of Church of Scotland. Sunday morning services are at 8am and 11am. This beautiful church with its large graveyard is located on Middle Road opposite to Belmont Hills Golf Course. You can reach by Bus #8 which operates between Hamilton and Dockyard (there are stops before and after the church). #96 Middle Road, Warwick.
Office Phone: (441) 236 1882, Email: email@example.com
Christ Church, Devonshire Bermuda
Located on Middle Road, this Anglican church was once the house of the Rector of Devonshire Parish, Rev. Keith Harman in 1949. He was also a great photographer. The Queen was so impressed with his pictures that the house was extended to have studios in the upper floor. There is a graveyard in the church premises. 106, Middle Road, Devonshire Parish, Bermuda. Phone: 441/ 236-3671
St. Mary's Anglican Church, Warwick
Located off Middle Road, this is one of the old and historic Anglican churches in the parish. It has its own nice graveyard. The cemetery has one Commonwealth burial from World War-I and one from second World War. 2, St. Mary's Road, Warwick. Phone: (441) 236-2304. Bus route #8 (operates between Hamilton and Dockyard).
Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses
Here are the locations and phone numbers of Kingdom Halls in Bermuda for Jehovah's Witnesses.
Hamilton City: 441/292-7653
St. George's: 441/297-0895
Somerset Lower (Sandys Parish): 441/234-0746
Somerset Upper (Sandys Parish): 441/238-9434
Heron Bay: 441/238-2073
If you are coming by a cruise ship and docking at the Kings Wharf Dockyard in Sandys, then Somerset would be closest by bus. You can also reach Hamilton City easily by ferry which takes about 20 minutes.
Catholic Churches in Bermuda
Here are all the catholic churches in the island (located in six different parishes):
Stella Maris Church in St. George's, Duke of Clarence Road;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sunday Mass: 9:00am; Saturday Evening: 5:00pm; Daily: Monday through Friday: 9am
St. Patrick's Church in Smith's Parish. South Road. Email: Phone: 441/236-9866;
Email: email@example.com; Sunday Masses: 9am and 11am; Saturday Evening: 6:00pm; Daily: Monday through Friday 8AM
St. Michael's Church in Paget. South Shore Road in Paget West.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sunday Masses: 8:30am and 11:00am; Saturday Evening: 5:45pm; Daily: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am, Thursday evening: 7:00pm
St. Anthony's Church in Warwick, Middle Road. This small little blue colored church with an arched entrance is located almost at the western end of Warwick on the left of the road and just before Burnt House Hill Road. Bus #8.
Email: email@example.com; Sunday Mass: 11:15am; Saturday Evening: 5:30pm
St. Joseph's Church in Somerset (this is the Catholic church nearest to the Dockyard where cruise ships dock). 43, Main Road, Somerset, Sandys Parish. Bus #7 or 8 operating between Dockyard and Hamilton (takes about 10 minutes). Sunday Mass:9:30am. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (441)234-2321
Methodist churches in Bermuda
Emmanuel Methodist Church: Located at 1 Cedar Hurst Place, Southampton.
Phone: (441) 238-1945; Email: email@example.com; Sunday service at 10am.
Wesley Methodist Church: 41 Church Street, Hamilton City.
Phone: (441) 292-0418; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School 10:30am; Sunday Service at 11am
Ebenezer Methodist Church: 7 York Street, St. Georgeís.
Phone: (441) 297-1771; Email: email@example.com
Sunday School 11am; Sunday Service at 11am. Contemporary Worship Service every first and third Saturday of every month at 7pm. Prayer Night every Friday at 7pm.
Visitors' Reviews &†Comments
Bob Ierardi (September 2013)
We will be docking at Kings Wharf on Sunday 10-13-2013 @11:00AM. We are trying to locate the nearest Catholic Church and to see if they have any services that would fit into this schedule? Thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, September 2013)
Hi, The Catholic church closest to Kings Wharf (dockyard) is St. Joseph's Church (43 Main Road, Somerset, Sandys, Bermuda. Phone: 441/234-2321). You can take bus #7 or #8 from the dockyard and get close to the church in few minutes. Sunday mass is at 9:30am, so you won't be able to join that on your day of arrival.
Another option is to take a ferry from the dockyard ferry dock and reach Hamilton (20 minutes) and then walk down to St Theresa's Cathedral which is also a Catholic church (13 Elliot Street, Hamilton, Bermuda. Phone: 441/292-0607). From Hamilton Ferry Terminal, it takes about 10-12 minutes walk to the church. Sunday mass times are 8:30am, 10am (Portuguese), 11:30am (youth mass), and 6pm. Saturday at 6:30pm. Daily masses are at 7am (Tuesday - Friday).
Nancy Kapanka (August 2013)
Years ago we found a small Scottish(?) church in Bermuda, at least the minister spoke with a very heavy Scottish accent. It was a short scooter ride from Astwood Cove, if that helps at all. We would love to try to find the church again when we return in Sept. My husband is not 80 and after more than 20+ visits to this lovely island I think this may be our last visit to Bermuda, and I want to try to fill our 9 days with as many good memories as possible. I was happy to read that Crystal Caves is open once again. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013)
Hi, It should be the Christ Church in Warwick parish which is a congregation of the Presbyterian church of Scotland. Astwood cove is located nearby in the same parish. Address: #96 Middle Road, Warwick (on bus route #8 that runs between dockyard and Hamilton). The church is located across Bellmont Hills Golf Course. They arrange for a return transport after the 11am service.
Melanie (July 2013)
I am planning a trip to Bermuda. Is there a Unitarian Universalist Church? Or anything similar? Warm regards.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, July 2013)
Hi, Unfortunately there is no Unitarian Universalist church in Bermuda, at least none to my knowledge.
Elizabeth Sherry (June 2013)
Hi, I can't find any information on catholic church in Warwick. I have details of St. Theresa's Cathedral in Hamilton city. I will be staying in Warwick and would like a church within walking or short bus ride. Thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013)
Hi, You can visit St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Warwick. Here are the details:
Address: 26 Middle Road, Warwick, WK-03, Bermuda. Bus Route: #8
Phone: (441) 238 1784; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor: Father Joseph Scollard, CR
Sunday mass at 7:45am and 11:15am; Saturday Mass at 5:30pm; †Daily mass (Tuesday through Friday) at 7:45am,
Cecil C. Kroening (June 2013)
I am hoping you can tell me how to contact all of the Catholic Churches in Bermuda to see where my nephew Robert Forest Shanks was baptized as my sister-in-law cannot remember and her husband was stationed in Bermuda at the time. Any and all help would be appreciated as I am the Family Genealogist and would like to obtain a copy of when my nephew was baptized for the family record books. Thanking you in advance for your help
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013)
Hi, You will get location wise main Catholic churches in Bermuda in the link below (you will get contact phone nos. for most but may not be email address)
For a more exhaustive list check out this link:
Gene Dobbins (February 2013)
We will be docking at the Heritage Wharf in May on a Sunday and was wondering what the closest Catholic Church would be and what time are the services? Thanks for any info. Thanks for a great website.... Gene
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, February 2013)
Hello, St. Joseph's Church in Somerset (Sandys) is a Catholic church closest to the dockyard where Kings Wharf &†Heritage wharf piers are located. Barely few minutes by bus or taxi. Sunday mass is held at 9:30am. 43 Main Road Somerset, Sandys, Bermuda. Phone: (441) 234-2321 / 238-1784. Email: email@example.com.
Just for your information... This is now the oldest existing Catholic church in Bermuda. The Crawley family donated land, material and money in 1928 to build this small Gothic church. The later structural additions haven't followed the gothic designs though.
Anita Bertuzzi MCC
I will be sailing to Bermuda for a three day stay and would like to find a catholic church possibly in walking distance from the Hamilton cruise terminal. I appreciate any information you can give me. thanks and blessings,
Here are the Catholic churches in Hamilton City:
2) Diocese of Hamilton, P.O. Box HM 1191, Hamilton, HMEX BM
Reviewed by Raj Bhattacharya