Visitors' Reviews and†Comments
Andrew Mead (March 2019)
I think it was the month of June 1988 that I flew down from Toronto with three others to install the new Casavant organ in St. John's, after removing the older Casavant organ and packing it up for re-installation in Canada. The console was not replaced....it wasn't a Casavant and a division in the gallery (made by Organ Supplies Ltd of Erie, PA) and installed there in the 70s was left as is. St. John's Old Casavant organ was completely rebuilt and reinstalled in a Church in downtown Toronto by 1991 (I rebuilt and installed it there...a very long story.)
That month was an adventure and we worked at least 60 hours each week. I wasn't overweight when I started but by the time everything was installed and the other organ packed up for shipping, my clothes were hanging off my body, everyone lost a lot of weight from working so hard in so much heat. Fortunately, I had good accommodation in Hamilton and my room was A.C'd... It was a great place to be absolutely unforgettable. Bermudans are the most fortunate people...their Island is a paradise, it's secure and prosperous. Thank you for providing this forum.
Blessing John Chelliah (June 2015)
My wife and I visited St. John's on June 3, 2015 after three decades. We were on a cruise to Bermuda on the 'Norwegian Breakaway.' †In 1985 I was the preacher at the Easter Service at the request of the then Rector Fr. Evan Ratteray. I had applied for the position of asst. curate. We were delighted to meet him this time after he was elevated to the episcopate. We were pleased to learn that St. John's †Church continues to be a vibrant community as it was 30 years ago.
Patrick Fenlon (February 2013)
Hello, I have a paper cutting of my wife's grandparents who married in St John's church in approx. 1895. She was a housekeeper for Admiral Erskine and he was a marine. Could you advise me how to get a copy of their marriage certificate. We may visit Bermuda to see the church etc. Thank you
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, February 2013)
Hi, You can write to the Registrar General in Bermuda or call them up. Here is the address and phone (no email address):
Bermuda Registrar General
Government Administration Building,
30 Parliament Street, Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda. Phone: (441) 297-7707 / 7709