The Hennage Library
Our parish is blessed with The Hennage Library, a small (1,400) but carefully chosen collection of faith-based materials available to educate, enlighten and entertain members of our congregation.  The Library is located in the lower level of the Parish House and is open from 9am to 5pm on Friday and daily whenever meetings are not scheduled there.  Check the Calendar for availability or call the Parish House (757-229-2891).   
Because there is no librarian, we have provided catalog reports to enable members to find the volumes they are seeking.  A listing of books by Title, by Author, or by Subject are available.  Books are located on the shelves using their call number, based on the Dewey Classification System.  
There are some collections that need to be accessed with the assistance of one of the members of the Library Committee. These include a collection of DVDs.  The library also has on CDs the entire Bible read by notable personalities. A listing of the audio visual, CDs and DVDs available can be found here.
There is also a Special Collection of rare books that, while they may not be checked out, may be read in the comfort and quiet of the Library (by Title, by Author, or by Subject).  To access any of these resources, please send us an email to coordinate.
How to use the Library
  • Reference Books are to be used only in the Library.
  • All books are to be signed out in the register. 
  • When books are returned, the register should again be used to sign the items back in, and the books placed in the return bin inside the library.
  • Books may be borrowed for a period of 30 days.
  • We thank you for helping us to take care of this wonderful resource so that all may enjoy it.


The Library Committee is continually seeking new and appropriate materials to add to the collection, and we offer the opportunity to Adopt-A-Book.  Our Acquisitions Committee maintains a list of books and other materials it would like to add to the collection.  If you would like to participate in this project, you can do so by clicking here to read a list of “candidate books” that are available for adoption.  The Library Committee has established a single set price of $25 for adopting a book so that you only need to select the book or books you would like to adopt.  The committee will do the rest, including adding a nameplate in the book indicating that you are adoptive “parent(s)”.  Some Bruton committees recognize the contribution of retiring committee chairs by adopting a book and, with an appropriate nameplate, have it placed in the Library.  Please send an email to to let us know of your interest.
Guild of Bruton Authors
The Library Committee has set a deadline of June 30th each year to nominate a member to the James C. Livingston Guild of Bruton Authors (click HERE to access the online form).
    Members of the guild are parishioners who have published one or more books. The guild was begun in 2012, and has more than 40 members.  Members added each year will be announced at the end of the year. 
    Nominations may be sent to Sally Riley at, or placed in the library committee box in the Parish House, or made using the online form above.
The Link Library
Click here to access the Link Library, a gateway to internet resources that supplement the book collection.