Like many of Bermuda’s Anglican Churches, Christ Church Devonshire has a history dating back to the arrival of the island’s first settlers. Though the exact date of the original building’s construction is unknown, the first official acknowledgement of its existence was recorded in 1654 by the Will of Captain Roger Wood, who bequethed to the church a silver beaker in recognition of its groundbreaking.
On October 28th, 1846, the cornerstone for what was known as the “New Church” was laid, a rebuild necessitated by Devonshire’s growing population at the time. This new structure was consecrated on March 25th, 1851 by Rt. Rev. Edward Field, where it stood until 1970.
Only two years after being honoured by then Archbishop Of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsay, March 29th, 1970 (Easter Sunday) saw the Church virtually demolished by an explosion and subsequent fire. The resulting damage required yet another rebuild, resulting in the current structure that stands to this day.
Affectionately known as “the little church with a big heart”, Christ Anglican Church in Devonshire, Bermuda is a humble House of God with a rich history and a following of loyal worshippers committed to spreading His word in a fun, open atmosphere! We believe in spreading God’s love throughout our Congregation, the local community and by extension, the World. We encourage all those in attendance, regulars and guests alike, to sing the hymns joyfully while offering prayers for the Church and God’s people, here and everywhere. Services are led by Canon James W. Francis,OBE,JP, Rector. Our Church is part of the Diocese of Cantebury falling under the Jurisdiction of Bishop of Bermuda.
2014-2015 Vestry Members
Chairman – Canon James W. Francis OBE, JP Wardens – Janice W. Swan, Alan E. Lugo, JP Clerk – Joan Joslyn Treasurer – Marie Franklin, JP Members – Walda Douglas, Wilma Frith, , Rosemary Matthews, André Rochester, Michael Smith, Helena Rawlins, Llewellyn Trott, Anthony Hunter Sr Agents – Ed Johnson, Lawrence Godwin, Maxine Burch, Maxine Burns Learn more about the church here.
Christ Anglican Church Devonshire rents out the TN Nesbitt Hall for private functions in addition to hosting Summer Camp activities.
The hall is ideal for:
- Wedding Receptions
- Birthday Parties
- Private Groups
- Club Meetings
Call us today at 236-3671 to inquire about renting this space.
Our Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:45am in the T.N. Nisbett Hall. The student’s age range is from 3 years to 16 years. Besides biblical studies the student meet every Saturday to rehearse for the Puppet Ministry and Liturgical Dance Ministry.
The Sunday School Teachers
Kindergarten Teacher: Deseree Spriggs
Assistant Kindergarten Teacher: Shelley Hill
Primary Teacher Carol Jones
Head Teacher / Teenagers Rashida Abbott
Liturgical Dance Leader: Jodie Edness
Puppet Leader: Patrice Amey
Assistant Teacher / P.R. Person Denise Davis
Superintendent Betty Godwin
“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I” – Psalms 61:1-2
We recognize the pain, heartache and confusion associated with loss, realizing that a loved one’s passage into the Kingdom of Heaven can be extremely difficult for those left behind.
Through an atmosphere of encouragement, the collective support of our Church family and the eternal bond shared between the Congregation and our Lord and Saviour, we offer comfort in the darkest of times to ensure a peaceful, respectful sendoff into God’s Kingdom. Our rector will meet with the family of the bereaved prior to the funeral service to express personal condolences and blessings.
Formal arrangements are normally provided by the Funeral Director, but you may still direct any questions you have for us to 236-3671 or email@example.com.
We are always honoured and humbled to help a couple celebrate the covenant of Holy Matrimomy, having proudly married thousands of Christians since our Church’s first cornerstone was laid. To find out more about the island’s legal requirements surrounding marriage, please consult this guide to getting married in Bermuda. You can also acquire further information from the Bermuda Government Registrar’s Office by calling 295-5151.
Canon James W. Francis also performs regular baptisms on Christians of all ages, welcoming them into the Kingdom of God by cleansing their sin and publicly signifying their devotion to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
To inquire about arranging a Wedding or Baptism, please call our Church office at 236-3671 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wedding costs can vary, so please contact us at your earliest convenience to begin arrangements.
Note: The Church Hall is available for wedding receptions, however alcohol is prohibited.