St. Mary's is the parish church of Bruton and seeks to play an active part in the life of this vibrant community. The past two years have been difficult for us all, and St. Mary's is no exception. As together we now begin to emerge from lockdown and isolation, we intend not only to resume 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.
Alice Workman and Jemma Hickman Join Forces to Launch New Gallery,
Bo Lee & Workman
Bruton’s burgeoning art scene is set to benefit from the opening of a new gallery founded by two of the region’s most established art figures. Launching this May, Bo Lee and Workman is the brainchild of Alice Workman, former Senior Director of Hauser & Wirth, and Jemma Hickman, founder of bo.lee gallery. The new gallery will present a dynamic programme of site-specific exhibitions and collaborations in and around Bruton, and globally with an online and art fair programme.
Bo Lee and Workman launches with an exhibition entitled ‘Flock’, celebrating the coming together of community. Held at a beautiful grade II chapel just outside Bruton, the exhibition will feature a selection of sculptors repurposing different forms and materials essential to collective rituals, habits and principles. In these tactile sculptures, objects with religious or domestic connotations are made playful, witty or surreal. Made from predominantly natural and recycled materials, they embody a sense of longing for fading practices that are kinder to the earth.
20 May - 11 June
Friday - Saturday 10 - 5pm (or by appointment)
Press Preview Thursday 19 May 4 - 6pm
St Peter’s Church, Redlynch,
Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0NH
Working together with others across the whole town, we are looking to find the best way of co-ordinating the efforts of individuals and groups from Bruton and the surrounding area as we seek to find the best and most effective ways of helping people fleeing Ukraine and seeking refuge. The government has announced its 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme and we are intending to work with experienced national charities as they put together some training and advice for people willing to host refugees. We are part of a group co-ordinating this work in the Bruton area.
For current information and updates click here and please watch this space as the scheme develops.
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 email@example.com, or leave a voice mail with the church office on 01749 813080.
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