History of St. Mary's

The church of Saint Mary the Virgin sits on an historic site at centre of the small saxon town of Bruton in Somerset. The present church was started in the twelfth century, but sits on the site of one of the earliest churches in England, founded by King Ina in the 7th century A.D.

As a building the church exhibits many fine features, including its magnificent chancel built by the Berkley family in the 18th Century. It also boasts two towers, one in the north and one in the west, which houses the oldest dated bell in Somerset (1528).