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.
 

The Rev'd Christopher L. Epperson, Rector

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: Fall 2017, Winter 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018Future 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.
 
Become a Cornerstone Circle Member
 
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 first-year Cornerstone Circle member, we are pleased to provide a beautiful hand-crafted Bruton Weathervane lapel pin in either polished pewter or golden finish ((click here to view first-year, second-year, and third-year membership recognitions).   
                                                                             
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 hcooley@brutonparish.org if you are interested in becoming a Cornerstone Circle member of Friends of Bruton.
 
6th Annual Friends Day at Bruton was a Great Success!
 
Bruton Parish Church has long recognized that it is much more than a parish church. The restoration of Colonial Williamsburg  thrust Bruton into a principal position in the preservation of our nation's spiritual and historic heritage.  For nearly a century , visitors from all over the country, and indeed throughout the world, have come to Williamsburg and discovered a desire to connect with Bruton Parish Church.  We recently enjoyed our 6th Annual Friends Day on Saturday, April 28.  Click here for an overview of the offerings that were available that day ... Martha Washington, Friends Day Luncheon with guest speaker The Very Rev'd Dr. Andrew McGowan, guided tours of the Heritage Center, and concluding with the Annual John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Concert