The impact of the AME Church on Bermuda has been profound, widespread, continuing and positive all the way, from the very beginning in the autumn of 1869 when three farsighted Christian men — Benjamin Burchall of St. George’s, William B. Jennings of Devonshire and Charles Roach Ratteray of Somerset — set in motion the wheels that brought African Methodism to the country.
That was a period when Bermuda’s black population was working overtime on all fronts, building their own admirable infrastructure. It was a mere 35 years after the blacks had been emancipated from centuries of slavery. At Emancipation in 1834 they had absolutely no infrastructure of their own: no shops, no churches, no schools.
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Richard Allen A.M.E. Church
Saint Luke A.M.E. Church