Welcome to Our Worldwide

Congregation!

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 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 and Spring 2016.  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 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
 

         

 
 
     Friend of Bruton
     Prayer Request
 
     To request prayers be said
     for your loved one(s) for,
     please complete an online form.
 
 
Friends of Bruton sponsor Pilgrimage
 
The distinctive 11-day tour to Scotland and Northern England designed specifically for Friends of Bruton and limited to 25 participants is being rescheduled for fall of this year The tour begins in historic Edinburgh, Scotland. A highlight will be a pilgrimage, led by our Rector Chris Epperson, to Iona Abbey located on Scotland’s west coast. St. Columba and his followers came here from Ireland in AD 563 and founded a monastery that became the heart of the early Scottish Church. One of the oldest and most important religious centers in Western Europe, the abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom. Today it is the home of the Iona community, an ecumenical Christian religious order.
     As Father Chris stated in his letter of invitation, “Looking at our itinerary, I hope you recognize the opportunity to tell significant stories of history and faith.”  To review the detailed itinerary and download the reservation form, please go to http://bit.ly.FriendsTour.  If you would like a printed copy, stop by the Custis House on Sunday, the Parish House during the week, or contact Hilary Cooley (757-345-2252 or hcooley@brutonparish.org).
 
 
 

 

4th Annual Friends Day

Click HERE to view a video of our guest speaker, The Rev'd Dr. Stuart Hoke's, presentation during Friends Day on Saturday, April 23, and click HERE for the text of William & Mary's President, W. Taylor Reveley's, presentation.

 

 

 

 

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).