Rev'd Ainsley Swift
The Church of
St. Michael, Bray,
High Street, Bray,
Berks. SL6 2AB
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St Michael’s Church Men’s Fellowship

Having attended men’s Fellowship gatherings at other churches in our area, for either a breakfast get together or an evening meal in a restaurant or a pub.I have spoken to a number of the men in
St Michael’s, with a view to create a group on a similar basis, where we could get to know each other, in a informal manner once a month. The response has been very encouraging and I would like to start the ball rolling as soon as possible. This could either be a evening or lunchtime meal depending on the best time to suit the group.

My idea being that we could get to know each other rather than just nod at each other when we attend church services. Perhaps we could create new friendships and enjoy sharing our life stories with one another. If there is interest, we could even go off for trip to London for the day where we could visit museums or other places of interest. My experience of such trips with other groups, helped us to get to know each other and share many hours of laughter and happiness.

Ainsley, has given me encouragement to get this idea off the ground, now I hope that many of the congregation will share their views with me with the aim of meeting up very soon. If you know of anyone else, even if they are not a Church member, it would be good if you could ask them if they would be interested in joining our group.

If you are interested and wish to speak to me and share your thoughts, I would love to hear from you, either by calling me on 07881 671929 or by email at

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Andy Giles

Daily Prayer Support

It's easier than ever to get into the habit of daily prayer, here are links to sites and apps
that will help you:

Church of England "Daily Prayer" website and app

"Sacred Space" website and app

"Pray as you go" website and app

Thursday 28th to Friday 29th November

Yes, we are thinking about Christmas already!
By popular demand we are returning for the
fourth year to Thursford for the amazing
Christmas Spectacular.

This event is hugely popular, hence the need
for early booking. We will be stopping at
Bury St Edmunds on our return journey. Interested?

Further details, full itinerary, costs etc. and to
book contact Ken Amery T: 01628 675425
Roy & Brenda Gardner T: 01628 773591


To the website of St Michael’s – the ancient and historic church of Parish of Bray with Braywood. Made famous (or infamous!) in the popular ballad, the parish is widely known, because of the turncoat ways of the Vicar of Bray.

The origins of the Parish Church can be traced back to the year 1293, though much has happened by way of restoration and repair, since. The boundaries of the parish have also altered over the years, no longer as widespread as once they were, parts of Windsor and Maidenhead are still within the bounds.

Worship in St Michael’s is based on a well-established pattern within the Anglican Communion. At the early morning Services of Holy Communion on Sundays we follow the Book of Common Prayer – as indeed happens at Evensong. Parish Communion at 10 o’clock on Sunday mornings is choral, the service being in the new Prayer Book, “Common Worship”, we use “Order One.

Rev'd Ainsley Swift Ken Amery Brookwood Polesdon Lacey