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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Just west of Palace Green, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4101
+1 757-229-2891
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Bruton Parish Church is open daily to visitors with or without a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. A donation of one dollar per person is gratefully accepted. This is the third building in the history of Bruton Parish, in continuous use since 1715. Bruton Guides are volunteers, on hand to speak with visitors. All are welcome to attend a brief prayer service at 12 noon weekdays, and Sunday services, which are held at 7:30, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Bruton Parish Church is an active congregation of The Episcopal Church, therefore we close for tours during weddings, funerals or other scheduled services. Posted at the church is the schedule for this week's Candlelight Concerts-- free to enter, with an offering collected. To complete your visit, be sure to see The Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center, a block and a half west of the church, open daily--gifts, books, jewelry, accessories and an exhibit of parish history with the original weather vane and 1907 bible.
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331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Just west of Palace Green, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4101
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Reviewed yesterday

A lot of history here. It's a beautiful church full of history. You can see where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson sat. The church is still active.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was very exciting for me because I got to see where my ancestors worshiped, where they sat and how they worshipped in colonial days

Thank Regina C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Check out the Church Organ Concert series at Bruton Parish Church. Concerts are free, but they ask for a donation. Excellent chance to hear beautiful music in a wonderful setting. Distinguished musicians offer concerts, some during the day & some in the evening. Great way...More

Thank GreatDayTraveling
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Our website has the concert schedules posted for the remaining dates in June and July. Generally Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Thank you for letting others know about this opportunity!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully built, and restored. But the part that really struck me was the grave outside the church. It mentions a slave buried near or with her owners. It's the first time I've noticed an inscription dedicated to a loyal servant/slave.

Thank MARGOT S
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The churchyard is open the same hours as the church. For anyone who can't actually make it here, our website contains a guide to the memorial markers. We have also digitized the Bruton & Middleton Parish Register 1662-1797. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruton is a beautiful parish church. It saddens me that the politics of TEC have made it so inhospitable to anything other than members of TEC.

Thank John B
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bruton Parish Church is open daily and free to enter, with or without a Colonial Williamsburg admission pass. Spend time in conversation with a Bruton Guide or take a minute to sit and rest. Services times are on the home page of our website.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow so much history in a single building. The parishioners offer tours of the building and are very enthusiastic and informed. It is amazing the important historical figures that helped to make the church and who visited and are buried there. The tour is maybe...More

Thank Amy M
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you were here and yes, we always say spend as little or as much time as you wish. To complete your visit, come to the Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center up the street next to the College Bookstore. Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this little historic church. I wish I had a better grasp of when they have services, because I would like to attend. There is an amazing ambiance and it is so refreshing to realize that our forefathers really really valued God, the Bible,...More

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sunday mornings at 7:30, 9:15 and 11:15. Sunday evenings at 5:30. All are welcome. Thank you for your visit and kind words.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What dignity and respect the church has for the people that visit. Nothing is required (though a $1.00 donation is asked) for the visit. Most of the rest of the Park costs you not only a visitor fee but they more or less look for...More

Thank billsherlene
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes, we do appreciate the $1.00 per person suggested donation. Kids love to put their dollar in the box in the Tower. The volunteer Bruton Guides enjoy talking with visitors. Thank you!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful early 18th century church that is still an active parish. Lots of history. Very informative "tour guides" that I believe are parishioners.

Thank dmfmich
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

They are and they have a lot of knowledge! We have just opened a Heritage Center a block and a half west of the church, next to our book and gift shop. Look for the Episcopal flag! Please stop in and say hello.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I attended Bruton Parish for a midweek worship and healing service. The service was familiar to me as an Episcopalian, and I admired the presider's focus amidst some tourists trying to enter to snap a photo right in the middle of the...More

Thank Gary C
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The service you mention is every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the church: Holy Eucharist with healing prayers. All are welcome. I'm glad you could attend, and thank you for this review.

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The colonial houses are not part of Bruton Parish church.
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