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.
Traveling with Friends to Ireland
Join Rector Chris Epperson and other friends for an unforgettable trip to the Emerald Isle sponsored by the Friends of Bruton.  This 12-day tour of Ireland next spring will visit to Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway and Killarney with stops at many historic and scenic locales along the way. The dates of the tour are from May 1 to 12, 2018.  Click here for a short video of the many adventures -- locally and internationally -- that our Friends have enjoyed while Traveling with Friends.

For the complete itinerary of the Ireland trip, please visit http://bit.ly/FOBIRELAND2018 and download the reservation form. The size of the group is limited to 20, so early reservations are encouraged.  This tour would be a great Christmas gift for you and your family.
To register or for more information, please email Far Horizons at info@fhorizons.com or call them at 973-287-1719 in Fairfield, New Jersey.
Suggested Endurance Levels: This itinerary includes some elements of standing and walking when not on the coach, including two walking tours and guided tours of attractions. Generally, most attractions are fully wheelchair accessible but will be limited for some of the natural and more remote visits. Food Allergies: When completing the registration form, please include any allergies to food/materials before the trip.
As a Friend of Bruton, you will receive a variety of benefits, including an electronic edition of The Bruton Fount, our periodic e-newsletter especially designed for Our Worldwide Congregation containing articles of interest both historic and spiritual: Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016,  Fall 2016, Winter 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Winter 2017. 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.
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
     Friend of Bruton
     Prayer Request
     To request prayers be said
     for your loved one(s) for,
     please complete an online form.
The Cornerstone Circle
The Cornerstone Circle has been created to provide for sustaining membership through an annual tax deductible contribution of at least $100 per individual. The name Cornerstone Circle was chosen based on Ephesians 2:20: Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the Cornerstone.  
    When joining, and each year upon renewal, Cornerstone Circle members will receive a gift in recognition of their commitment. In addition, Cornerstone Circle members will receive our quarterly electronic newsletter, The Bruton Fount; invitation to a private reception preceding the Annual Friends Day Luncheon; opportunity to receive private guided tours of the church and churchyard; early opportunity to register for travel programs sponsored by Friends of Bruton; and other programs and benefits as they become available. As a 2016-2017 Cornerstone Circle member, we are pleased to provide a beautiful hand-crafted Bruton Weathervane lapel pin in either polished pewter or golden finish.
                                                   CORNERSTONE CIRCLE PIN

    There remains no charge for basic membership in Friends of Bruton.  However, annual renewable membership in the Cornerstone Circle will enable Friends of Bruton to initiate or support Parish programs that promote and preserve the historic and spiritual heritage of Bruton Parish Church. As a result of contributions from Charter Members, Friends of Bruton was able to sponsor one of the handmade needlepoint cushions recently placed at the altar. Future projects may include support for the soon-to-be opened Heritage Center, development of a computer-based genealogy program and a project to digitally preserve historic photographs of Bruton Parish Church.
    Please complete the online form HERE or contact Hilary Cooley at either 757-345-2252 or hcooley@brutonparish.org if you are interested in becoming a Cornerstone Circle member of Friends of Bruton.
Friends of Bruton Name Badges
In response to numerous requests, the Friends of Bruton Committee has arranged for distinctive name badges that feature Bruton‘s historic weathervane as the symbol of Friends of Bruton. The badges are an ideal way to show your support for Our Worldwide Congregation. They are especially appropriate to be worn at Friends of Bruton sponsored events such as Friends Day or faith-based travel programs.
    The badges are available to all members of the Bruton congregation and the more than 1,500 out-of-area Friends and for our Charter members who will be designated as such on their badges. They may be purchased at a cost of $10 (an additional $2 for magnetic pin). To request your Friends of Bruton name badge, please contact Hilary Cooley (757-345-2252 or hcooley@brutonparish.org).