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.”
A good time was had by all on our trip on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
MACMILLAN PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH Ken Amery
Truly amazing! That's the only comment that can be made about the outcome of our Macmillan Ploughman's lunch on Saturday 16th October. With donations before and after as well as the money donated at the lunch itself we raised a staggering £838. With the donations that were Gift Aided we will be able to give Macmillan over £1,000. A big thank you to everybody involved; the team - Roy and Brenda Gardner and Val Queen who worked very hard to ensure that the event went well and, of course, all those people who gave so generously. Everybody agreed that it was also a great social event and there were diners and people who popped in for a tea or coffee who were not members of the congregation, which is an added bonus.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
OF ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BRAY
NEWSLETTER NUMBER 9
It's been a busy year at St. Michael’s with a number of concerts, the re-start of Sunday summer teas, the choirs from Holyport and Braywood coming to sing at special services in church, flower festival to mark HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday, discipleship courses, regular outings by the social committee to places to interest, jumble sale, etc. So, we continue to seek to be the church at the heart of our community and look for ways to involve all in the life of St. Michael’s. There is a lot happening over the following few months as well – plenty for everyone to be involved in, so please make a note in your diary and come and join us.
MUSIC AT BRAY AFTERNOON RECITALS AT 3 P.M.
Remembrance & Celebration: Sunday November 13th
Organist Jonathan Holl performs a recital by live-screen relay to mark Remembrance Day,
with works by Purcell, Harris, Reger, Bach and Vierne.
Community Carols: Sunday December 11th
The St. Michael’s Community Choir sing many well-loved carols and Christmas songs.
If you would like to be involved please let Jim Tucker know email: email@example.com.
There is no requirement for musical expertise or experience, just enthusiasm for singing!
Rehearsals start on Monday 21st November from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Both concerts are free entry followed by tea and home-made cakes in the church hall.
Sunday 30th October – 4:00 p.m. ‘All Souls’ Service
If you would like to attend and/or would like the name of a loved one read out, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone her on 01628 671458.
Sunday 27th November – 6:30 p.m. Advent Carol Service
Saturday 17th December – 4:00 p.m. Christingle Service
Sunday 18th December – 4:00 p.m. The Carol Service
Saturday 24th December – 11:30 p.m. Midnight Mass
There will be another Pilgrim Course in Lent 2017 to which you are invited to come and discover, discuss and reflect on “The Bible”. Dates and times of meetings will be advised early in the New Year. We are also looking at another course for anyone wishing to explore the Christian faith. Watch this space!
42 parishioners and friends are looking forward to the Christmas Spectacular visit to Norfolk on November 23/24. More outings will be planned in the New Year and Roy Gardner is always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to join in. email@example.com We will update you about future outings as soon as possible.
LOTS TO BE INVOLVED IN AND WE WELCOME YOU