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6th Annual Friends Day
The Friends of Bruton Committee is pleased to announce the program for the Sixth Annual Friends Day at Bruton to be held on Saturday, April 28. All members and friends of Bruton Parish Church are invited.
    The day will begin in the church at 10am with a presentation by Martha Washington as portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg’s Katherine Pittman. Martha Dandridge Custis Washington had a long family relationship with Bruton Parish Church. The first Rector of the parish in 1674, the Rev’d Rowland Jones, was her maternal great grandfather. Two of the four children she bore while married to Daniel Parke Custis died young – Daniel at age three and Frances at age four.  Their grave stones are near the north transept door of the church. In 1757, at age 26, she became a widow. She married George Washington in 1759 and in 1789 became the first First Lady of the United States. Early reservations are suggested for this event.
    The Committee is especially pleased to announce that the The Very Rev’d Andrew McGowan will be the guest speaker during our Annual Luncheon. He is McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School. He also serves as Dean and President of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he received his BA from the University of Western Australia in 1983. Following his ordination as an Anglican priest, he undertook doctoral studies in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana where he was awarded a PhD in 1996. His research interests include ancient Christianity, the Eucharist and Anglican theology.  Dean McGowan will address guests following the noon luncheon at the Parish House. Reser-vations are required.
    The afternoon program will offer the opportunity for Friends Day participants to reserve time for a specially-designed guided tour of the new Bruton Heritage Center.  Senior Guides and others exceptionally knowledgeable about the history of Bruton and Anglicanism will provide detailed information about exhibits. Groups will be limited in size, so it will be important for those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity to make an advance reservation.
    For the sixth consecutive year, Friends Day will conclude with the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert at the church.
    The only charge for the day’s events is $15 per person for the luncheon. The morning, luncheon and afternoon programs all require advance reservations which may be made by printing and completing the Registration Form and mailing it along with your check made payable to Bruton Parish with “Friends Day” in the memo line directly to the attention of Hilary Cooley at the parish office by Friday, April 20.
Last Published: March 5, 2018 4:19 PM