One of my favorite stops on our recent trip to Bermuda was to visit the quaint town of St. George’s. We had a lovely time strolling around the very quiet town on a warm and sunny day and were thrilled to be able to visit so many of the historic and beautiful places that were within walking distance. Since our visit was timed in the off season for the island we did not have to fight crowds of people and it really was the most wonderful way to visit the island.
Being part of a church family does not always work out exactly as planned as the parishioners of this particular congregation found out. The “story” of the unfinished church is a complicated one. Seems the congregation decided to build a replacement for St. Peter’s Church in 1874 but due to a series of events including disagreement among the church members (Imagine! Church members disagreeing!!!) and storm damage the building of the structure was halted and never completed.
What did happen was that the Bermuda National Trust stepped in and worked to stabilize the crumbling structure so that it has become a tourist stop and wonderful place to photograph an interesting architectural wonder. The ruins are just that–ruins—and the public is not allowed inside the actual church but there is plenty to view from the outside.