Welcome to St. Mary the Virgin Bruton


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.

Friends of St Mary's

There is a separate charity, whose purpose is to preserve and improve the fabric of the church building and its contents. Following various retirements and house moves, we need some new trustees for this charity. If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact the Rector or one of the Wardens: contact us

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 for use in church services. These are called Prayers of love and Faith and are written to be used with couples in same-sex relationships as part of our normal public worship.

You can read an explanation about the process of deciding whether we wish to use these prayers here: Note re prayers of love and faith.pdf 

You can read the prayers themselves here: Prayers of Love and Faith