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St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church

Local Point of Interest, Religious Structure
St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church.

St. Peter & St. Paul's Catholic Church was designed by the late Father Jerome Hawes. The church has twin towers and is located on a very high hill overlooking the harbor and three large cays. It is featured on the covers of most Long Island brochures.

Father Jerome was originally an Anglican priest, but later converted to the Roman Catholic faith. He designed St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic Church, which was completed by Father Cornelius in 1947. The twin 40-foot towers (which can be climbed to view 360 degrees) are well-known landmarks on Long Island, guiding mariners into the Great Clarence Town Harbor. The magnificent altar, back lit by sunlight, casts inspiration from its brilliant masterpiece design.

Accessibility Notes

This site is not recommended for persons with mobility impairments. There are too many stairs to climb, and the entrance to the towers is too narrow.


The most appropriate time to visit the church is between sunrise and sunset. If you would like to attend a service, you should contact the church directly for the schedule; services are held at alternate churches throughout the island.

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