National Trust of Guyana

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

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St. Peter’s Anglican Church was established circa 1827 by Reverend John Tucker and is located in community of Enterprise on the Island of Leguan. The current structure is the second of two churches to be built on the site. The first church was completed by December 9, 1827; but prior to its erection, church services were held under a clump of bamboo trees near the church site.

By the late 1840s, the church was in a dilapidated state and calls were made for a new structure to be built. The foundation stone for the second and current building was laid on August 1, 1853, by Lieutenant-Governor of British Guiana, William Walker. St. Peter’s Anglican Church was consecrated on St. Peter’s Day, on June 29, 1855, by Anglican Bishop, William Piercy Austin in the presence of the colony Governor, Mr. Philip. E. Wodehouse, the Governor’s Secretary, the Chief Justice, members of the Court of Policy and other prominent individuals.