Welcome to St. Mary the Virgin Bruton

Welcome!

St. Mary's is the parish church of Bruton and seeks to play an active part in the life of this vibrant community. We intend to maintain the best aspects of our tradition but also to find new and imaginative ways to live out the Gospel message of hope which we have received and which we seek to pass on.

We very much hope that you will join us and be part of this, in whatever way you can.

Visiting St Mary's

The church building is open for visiting and prayer from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily. If you find the church locked and you would like access, please email wardens@stmarysbruton.org, or leave a voice mail with the church office on 01749 813080.

Prayers of Love and Faith

As part of the Church of England's 'Living in Love and Faith' project, which is an extended consideration of issues relating to sexuality, gender, relationships and marriage, some new prayers have been authorised. These are called Prayers of love and Faith and written to be used with couples in same-sex relationships. They are authorised to be used within and as part of a normal Sunday service. 

You can find the prayers here: Prayers of Love and Faith

All the PCCs in our benefice have had an initial discussion about these new prayers (what they are and what they are not, whether we might wish to offer them for use or not), and this issue has been publicised through our newsletter and at our annual church meetings. The next step is for the PCC of each parish in our benefice formally to decide whether it does or does not support the use of the prayers here.