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Holy Trinity Church in Hamilton Parish, one of the oldest churches in the western hemisphere (Photograph supplied)

People are encouraged to share photographs and fond memories of one of the oldest churches in the western hemisphere through a scrapbook project.

Holy Trinity Church in Hamilton Parish, which is celebrating is 400th anniversary this year, has partnered with the National Museum of Bermuda and the Lyceum Trust for this initiative.

A statement read: “For four centuries, Holy Trinity has been a spiritual hub and a focal point of celebration for the local community.

“Weddings, baptisms, funerals and countless other moments have been woven into the fabric of this historic landmark.”

Holy Trinity church in Hamilton Parish, circa 19th century (Photograph supplied)

Highlighting the countless memories and personalities connected to the church, the Reverend Canon John Stow said: “The stories that are passed down through the generations give a vivid glimpse into the hardships people faced and the achievements they earned, often with great strength of character and personal flair.

“We are both proud and humbled to bear witness to these memories and hope you will be moved by them also.”

Members of the Holy Trinity Church choir, circa 1940s (Photograph supplied)

Proud to be part of this endeavour, NMB curator Deborah Atwood said: “By bolstering accessibility and dedicating resources to the preservation of community stories, we significantly increase the chances of safeguarding the often-neglected or lesser-known aspects of daily life in Bermuda.

“Everyday stories and memories, like those shared in this project and the Bermuda Family Scrapbook, add depth to our understanding of our past.

“History becomes more than a collection of dates, photographs and objects. It becomes a shared community story of who we are and where we come from.”

Some submissions, which also include photographs and mementos from the surrounding area, are on display in the church hall until November 11.

People standing on a stairway near the church (Photograph supplied)

This display is open on weekdays from 10am to noon and 5pm to 7pm, from 10am to 4pm on November 4, and from noon until 7pm on November 5.

Project submissions can be uploaded at www.nmb.bm/holy-trinity-church-scrapbook.

The statement added: “The webpage will guide you through the necessary steps and provides a downloadable toolkit to help craft your story and a gallery of submissions that will provide inspiration.”

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Published November 04, 2023 at 7:57 am (Updated November 04, 2023 at 7:15 am)

Holy Trinity Church welcomes scrapbook submissions

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