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.