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Surely, the Church of England can come to St Peter’s rescue

Dear Sir,

The report on the oldest Anglican church in the western hemisphere having financial problems because of a lack of tourists and Covid-19 is concerning. Being part of a World Heritage Site is yet another reason for conservation.

The Friends of St Peter’s is a worthy organisation and I wish it well with its efforts. However, I cannot understand why some of the monies the Church of England receives from its property holdings in Bermuda cannot be used to save this historic church.

St Peter's Church (File photograph)

I may be wrong, but I believe the Church of England has considerable property holdings in the City of Hamilton and may have more in other parts of the island.

I also believe that one property on Front Street had a substantial amount of money spent on renovations during the past decade.

Perhaps one of your readers could enlighten me on this matter.

ANTONY SIESE

Paget

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Published November 18, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated November 17, 2021 at 3:16 pm)

Surely, the Church of England can come to St Peter’s rescue

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