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.”
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
OF ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, BRAY
NEWSLETTER — AUGUST 2017
The dates for Evensongs until the end
of December are as below:
MUSIC AT BRAY
Music at Bray will be presenting a special community concert in honour of Richard and Maureen on Sunday 3rd September.
Admission is free for the concert, which starts at 3pm. There will be a retiring collection, and tea and biscuits will be served afterwards.
There is also a full programme of concerts to follow this date:
October 8th – Organ Recital with Relf Clark
November 12th – Guitarist Fabricio Mattos
December 10th – Community Carols
Catharine Morris, Oxford Diocesan Parish Adviser for Berkshire will attend a special meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) on Monday 9th October in the church hall at 7 p.m. (time to be confirmed) to review the Parish Profile – this is an open invitation to all interested parties to attend the meeting and more details will be sent in advance of the date.
TOILET PROJECT UPDATE Jim Tucker, 15 September
Slates are on the roof, painting started; completion getting closer all the time.
VISITS AND EVENTS 2017
Westminster Abbey 17th February
Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park 4th May
Vicarage Garden Party 30th July
Hatfield House 16th September
LOTS TO BE INVOLVED IN AND WE WELCOME YOU