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.”
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
Below are two photos, the first circa 1900 from the private collection of Judith Riley and the second taken from the same vantage point by Ken Amery on 14 August 2017.
CREAM TEAS • DELICIOUS CAKES AND BAKES • SOFT DRINKS
Served in the Church hall on Sunday afternoons
3 until 5.00
(28th May - 27th August)
All proceeds from the summer teas towards the running costs of
St Michael’s Church, Bray.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
OF ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BRAY
NEWSLETTER — MARCH 2017
TOILET PROJECT UPDATE Jim Tucker, 28 July
This morning we had another progress meeting, with (l-r) Ian Murray, Jim Tucker, architect Philip Tilbury, and Steve Capps from Tectra. It's not quite ready for you yet, but ladies - here is your new loo!
VISITS AND EVENTS 2017
Westminster Abbey 17th February
Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park 4th May
Vicarage Garden Party 30th July
HATFIELD HOUSE - 16 September 2017
Join us for a trip to the home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. The house is full of history and we have organised a guided tour so that you get the most from your trip.
Cost - £33 per person (Based on 40 travellers) This includes your coach, admission to the house, gratuites and the guided tour.
For more information, contact Ken Amery 01628 675425, Roy & Brenda Gardner 01628 773591.
No booking accepted without payment.
LOTS TO BE INVOLVED IN AND WE WELCOME YOU