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Address: Duke of York St., St. George, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441-297-8359
Activities: Getting married
Description: Contains a wealth of different architectural styles from the 17th century...
Contains a wealth of different architectural styles from the 17th century onwards; best known for being the oldest Anglican Church in the Western Hemisphere.
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This is the oldest Anglican church as they tell you upon entering. Once inside there is not much to see beyond the structure which is well maintained. I took a short time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Cambridge, MA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
74 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the oldest Anglican church as they tell you upon entering. Once inside there is not much to see beyond the structure which is well maintained. I took a short time to check out the corners and the plaques and the garden surrounding it is lovely. I assume in the summer it might be perfect spot to escape the... More 

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Barrington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

All I can say is that every word of the TA reviews is accurate. This is a place to linger, savoring everything it has to tell...and a leisurely stroll around the burying grounds is a must. A not to miss treasure.

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Cadiz, KY
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25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The oldest Anglican church in the new world, the cedar beams inside, the lighting fixtures, the many memorials to those who have passed on the walls, and the graves that surround this church take you back in time. Indicative of the slave trade that came to the island, black parishioners are buried on one side of the church and white... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The church offers a great glimpse back through time. Lots of plaques on the wall to read to give you a sense of the local families who made up the community of St. George. Lovely architecture and furnishings. Be sure to take some time to explore the graveyard outside. Many of the headstones are so old you can no longer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just a beautiful church to see as a tourist and amazing to attend an 11 AM service. The history is incredible, with historical cemetery on either side. Be sure to see the cemetery section designated for freed slaves. Inside, the church is done in beautiful Bermuda cedar. Be sure to look at the ceiling beams; open one of the "doors"... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This church is definitely worth a few minutes of your time as you're wandering St. George's. It's right off the main square, so not too far from everything. According to their literature, it's the oldest Anglican (and Protestant) church in the western hemisphere, which in and of itself is pretty cool - it's almost 400 years old. The inside is... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We watched the Christ Church bell choir performance here on the Christmas walkabout and it was wonderful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a good thing that the unfinished church is just that, otherwise it would have replaced St Peter's. The layout of the church is unique in my experience (of Anglican churches throughout the world); with a north-south axis leading from the main doors to the lectern and pulpit, with the altar off at 90 degrees to the east. This reflects... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If one is expecting St. Peter's to be a grand European Duomo you will be disappointed. However St. Peter's St. George is a charming provincial church with some real treasures including the grave of the last American serviceman to die in the War of 1812 as well as the final resting place of the lovely American lady whose portrait graces... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We didn't do a full visit, as we were pressed for time, but it is neat that it is so old, and well preserved. The cemetery out back was neat too, but since we didn't pay, we didn't want take advantage. If you are into old churches, you'd probably like this one.

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