Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
4.5
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The church building has been standing since 1715. Sunday morning worship services are at 8:00, 9:15, and 11:15. The church is open to visitors daily from 12 noon-4:00 p.m. A CW pass is not required. A dollar per visitor is appreciated. Visit the home page of our website for most current information. The Bruton Parish Shop & Heritage Center is located a block and a half west of the church on Duke of Gloucester St. Visit, shop and learn! Open daily, 11:00-5:00.
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Sharon C
57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My family visited in early December. We always enjoy the Youth Choir Christmas performance at Bruton Parish. What a great way to start the Christmas Season!
Written 15 December 2023
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Kathy C
Seneca, SC55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We always check to see if there are any evening concerts at Bruton Parish. We heard a wonderful violin, cello and harpiscord trio doing baroque pieces.
Written 25 July 2023
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Stephen C
Denton, UK299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I visited the church on Sunday morning with a friend and took communion at the Mass. The church itself was beautiful and impressive for an early Colonial building. The congregation was friendly, the liturgy and music excellent and participation very full and lively. It was exactly what a good parish should provide. Highly recommended for Anglican or Episcopalian visitors.
Written 20 March 2023
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Many thanks and please return when you are in town again.
Written 3 April 2023
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TreeHugger
Lewisburg, WV143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The guides were very informative and interesting. The church and surrounding area offers anyone interested in history an excellent opportunity to learn more.
Written 14 March 2023
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We appreciate your visit and the kind words. Thank you.
Written 3 April 2023
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Robert M
Austin, TX499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Beautiful church that I enjoyed visiting and attending a service on a blustery January day. The weather kept most of the tourists at bay so I'm sure the Parishioner to Visitor ratio was high. The service was a classical Episcopalian service but without music. Probably because I am an early riser and attended the 8:00am service. For some reason they did not want participants to perform intinction (dipping bread in wine). In this post pandemic world, I don't know if that's for "health" reasons or if it's just a "house rule". Either way, it was novel for me.

Definitely a wonderful living historical building that's almost a must visit location. I still remember a PBS woodworking show visiting to see the old carpentry in the building and would have loved to tour the building more on another visit.
Written 30 January 2023
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For health reasons. Thank you for attending the 8:00 Rite One service and please tour the church the next time you are in Williamsburg. Thank you for your visit and review.
Written 6 February 2023
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HTalisker
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A knowledgable guide provided great insight into the history of the church, including its special visitors. Check out the statue given the church by TR. Well worth the time.
Written 13 December 2022
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I'll pass this on to the Bruton Guides. Thank you for visiting!
Written 14 December 2022
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KM Perry
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Lovely organ concert to celebrate the Reformation. Church was full and the sound was magnificent. Church is not part of colonial Williamsburg but is a separate entity.
Written 7 November 2022
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Yes, that's right, a CW pass is not required. I'm glad you were here for an organ concert. The full concert schedule is posted outside the church and on the website. Thank you for the review!
Written 26 November 2022
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thumperrice
Rome, NY49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
As a pastor, I was very interested in this. It was really cool to step into the history of this church. What amazing me even in more is that it is not just the history, but the church still functions today. I believe that all of those giving information in the church are current members who not only knew the history but could speak about what they do today.
Written 6 October 2022
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Yes, the Guides do talk about parish life today. I'm so glad you could visit while you were in town. Thank you!
Written 26 November 2022
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MissLoraLane
Washington, PA300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
While visiting the colonial Williamsburg historic center we came across Burton Parish which is an actual working church for the local residence of the Williamsburg area. We were unable to tour the inside of the church because at the time we were visiting it was closed to the public at that particular time. However we learned that many parishioners are from the local area and that they give church services on Sunday at the church. We also learned about the graveyard that surrounded the church during one of our ghost stores. And it is a very pretty church on the outside and while visiting the Custis archaeological dig we learned that the Custis family, which was Martha Washington’s family had a direct site line to the church from their property which was a lovely sight to see for them back in the day. At some point during the three days we spent at the historic center, we did hear church music coming from the church.
Written 6 October 2022
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Yes, we had limited open hours during the pandemic but have gradually returned to this current schedule: daily except for Wednesdays from 12 noon-4:00 p.m. Currently, Sunday morning services are at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:15. Thank you for the kind words.
Written 26 November 2022
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Carol Ann J
Germantown, NY1,764 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church was lovely inside and out. We were welcomed and invited to attend a service and/or a concert that was being held in the church that evening. The church is in excellent condition and pews are marked with former members such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Written 29 September 2022
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Thank you for giving this review and please return when you are next in Williamsburg.
Written 26 November 2022
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