Register now for Second Annual Friends Day at Bruton
The Second Annual Friends Day at Bruton will be held Saturday, April 26. Plan now to join friends from far and near for a day of special events; indeed, come for the day but arrange to stay for the weekend.     

For out-of-town Friends, Colonial Williamsburg is offering a 10 percent discount at all of their properties (excepting Governor’s Inn). Just call 1-800-447-8679 and identify yourself as a “Friend of Bruton” to  receive the discount for your stay. Once again this year, before opening the church to the general public, we will offer a private tour of the church at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, conducted by one of our senior guides.     

The Friends of Bruton Luncheon & Annual Meeting will take place at noon at the Parish House, located at 331 Duke of Gloucester Street. There will be a presentation on the life of Rev’d Dr. W. A. R. Goodwin by Dennis Montgomery, author of A Link Among the Days, a biography of the “Father of Colonial Williamsburg.”  It was the Rev’d Goodwin who had the vision to restore the church and Colonial Williamsburg.
At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday a special guided tour of the historic Bruton Churchyard will be led by senior Bruton guides, who will relate many of the enthralling stories of the ancient burial ground. In the evening you will not want to miss the 54th John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert in the church at 8:00 p.m. Friends of Bruton may take advantage of reserved seating. On Sunday, there will be recognition of Friends of Bruton weekend at each of the services. The Friends of Bruton Committee will host the coffee hour between the 9:15 and 11:15 services.
Click here, print and complete the registration form and return it as soon as possible. Friends in Bruton’s local congregation look forward to welcoming Friends from Our Worldwide Congregation.

Welcome to Our Worldwide


The purpose of Friends of Bruton is to provide a means whereby individuals and families, who may live throughout the United States and indeed around the world, may participate in the preservation and promotion of the unique history and spiritual legacy of Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg. Friends of Bruton is open to all who share this vision.

As the successor to the first Anglican Church established in the “New World” at Jamestown, Bruton has continued in the spiritual tradition of those early settlers who landed there in May of 1607.

As a Friend of Bruton, you will receive a variety of benefits, including an electronic edition of our monthly newsletter The Chronicle and periodic e-newsletters especially designed for Our Worldwide Congregation containing articles of interest both historic and spiritual ... read The Bruton Fount Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2013 and Spring 2014.  Future benefits may include special events, cultural tours, webinars, music programs, and perhaps opportunities for a trip back to Williamsburg!  We'll even inform you of our annual stewardship campaigns.
Because this is a new Bruton outreach program, we have established an opportunity over the next several months for Friends to be designated as Charter Members by making a  donation of $100 or more.  As an expression of our appreciation for helping us inaugurate this new program, we will be delighted to send a signed copy of Bruton Parish Church: An Architectural History by the distinguished historian, Dr. Carl Lounsbury.  Marking the three-hundredth anniversary of this much beloved 18th century landmark, the author analyzes for the first time the fascinating history of this national shrine and active church building we know today.  Checks should be made payable to Bruton Parish Church, with Friends of Bruton in the memo line, and mailed to Bruton Parish Church.
It's easy to enroll, just click here and complete the online form.
We look forward to welcoming you to Our Worldwide Congregation as a Friend of Bruton.
The Rev'd Christopher L. Epperson, Rector


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