Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton in Bermuda
Saint Joseph's Church is located on Somerset Road in Somerset
Pastor: Father Joseph Scollard, CR
Telephone #:234-2321 / 238-1784
Sunday Mass:9;30 AM
Baptisms: By appointment
Confessions: Anytime by appointment
Father Joe Scollard hails from Ontario, Canada and was ordained there in 1983. He worked in industry for 14 years before joining his religious community, the Congregation of the Resurrection. He has served in a number of parishes, most recently in Louisville, Kentucky (before being assigned to Bermuda in 2005). His hobbies are watching football (NFL) and stock car racing (Nascar).
St. Joseph’s is the oldest standing Catholic church in Bermuda. In 1928 Edward Crawley donated land, material and money for the building of St. Joseph’s because he wanted a church which was closer to where he lived than the Dockyard chapel or old St. Edward’s in Hamilton. A small Gothic structure, now somewhat obscured by later additions, the church was a memorial to members of the Crawley family. A plaque which still adorns the wall to the right of the original entrance to the church acknowledges their gift. After the closure of St. Edward’s in 1931, St. Joseph’s became and remains the oldest Catholic church in Bermuda.