"Heydon Trust Chapel" Sandys Parish Things to Do Tip by grandmaR

Sandys Parish Things to Do: 4 reviews and 12 photos

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Duke, our guide drove through Somerset and he asked us if we had seen the Hayden Trust Chapel, which we had not, so we stopped briefly there. This small chapel dates back to 1616. This is the smallest church in Bermuda. It was once a cabin but has only been a place of worship since 1943. The buttresses are also an interesting feature. The prop-open window blinds show off another vernacular feature of Bermuda buildings - keep the sun off and the rain out while letting light in and keeping the inside cool.

Gregorian chants are still held in the chapel on weekdays at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on Saturday at 3 p.m. This is the only church in Bermuda where such old traditions of plainchants are still carried out that date back to the times of Pope Gregory the Great.

The property was donated by the Matthews, members of the Church of England and is a part of a much larger park administered by the Heyden Trust. The name of the Park came from Jeremy Heydon, an investor in the Bermuda Company that used to run the governance of Bermuda in the early 17th century.

Address: 16 Heydon Lane
Directions: Off Somerset Road, Sandys, Bermuda.
Nearby bus stops #7 and 8.

Phone: 441/ 234 1831
Website: http://www.experiencebermuda.com/sightseeing/sandys.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2011
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