St Peter's, Their Majesties Chappell
St. Peter's, Their Majesties Chappell, is the oldest Anglican church in continuous use outside the British Isles. The original wooden church, with a palmetto leaf thatch roof, was built on the site in 1612. Until the building of the State House in 1620, it was Bermuda's only public meeting place and where Bermuda's first Parliament met. A permanent stone structure was built in 1713 and extended in 1814. The western section of the graveyard was segregated for free blacks and slaves, and today is part of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail. The title "Their Majesties Chappell" was first used in 1697 during the reign of King William and Queen Mary. This special designation was celebrated in 2012, on the 400th anniversary of the church and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II's envoy, Serjeant of the Vestry of the Chapel Royal.
St. Peter's welcomes visitors from 11 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday. Sunday service begins at 11.15 am.