Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Williamsburg

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
4.5
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
About
Visitors are welcome at Sunday morning services: 8:00, 9:15 and 11:15. The church building has been in use since 1715; we have resumed open hours, several days a week. Please see posted signs. A CW pass is not required. Suggested donation of $1.00 per person appreciated. The Bruton Parish Shop & Heritage Center is open daily, 11:00-5:00. Located a block and a half west of the church. As an active Episcopal church, we suspend tours during weddings, funerals or other scheduled services.
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  • Williamsburg Transportation Center • 10 min walk
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RandySessions
Derby, KS407 contributions
Shhh, show respect to an active Church as you enter. Hats off, gentlemen
Jul 2021
Nice colonial building with lots of history and character. This is one of the few places you can enter without paying the Colonial Williamsburg fee to get into buildings. It is still an active church after all these years and is just full of history when you look at the names on the pews and listen to the words of those inside the building telling you about it's history.
Written 13 July 2021
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Hello and thank you for visiting. We are back to having open hours several days a week, as posted on the signs at the Duke of Gloucester St. gate.
Written 15 July 2021
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deeremom430
Wilmington, NC643 contributions
Historical church and cemetery
Apr 2021
Geocaching brought us here. We didn't go inside, but we did tour the cemetery. Lots of history here. There was a service of some sort in the cemetery when we first arrived, so we came back after a bit. Definitely a place to stop and learn.
Written 31 May 2021
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ITRT
Virginia34,320 contributions
Closed for Palm Sunday Service
Mar 2021
The first Anglican church in Colonial Williamsburg is the Bruton Parish Church was once used as a hospital and storehouse during the Battle of Yorktown. There is a cemetery on the grounds that contains the remains of Confederate and Union soldiers. We arrived as the evening Palm Sunday service was ending and thus were unable to go inside the church. I noticed chairs were set up in the yard, probably for an earlier service as attendees were exiting the church. The Parish House is located one block away on Duke of Gloucester Street. We will have to come another time to view the interior.
Written 12 April 2021
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Brad W
Winchester, KY315 contributions
A Central Piece of Williamsburg History
Apr 2021
This beautiful historic church is deeply interwoven into the history of Williamsburg. Due to COVID the church itself was closed when I visited, but they still have active church services and offer tours if you're able to book early enough.

Even without direct access to the inside though, the gates are open during business hours so that you can tour the historic grounds and graveyard.
Written 4 April 2021
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suitcasehandy
Pittsburgh, PA241 contributions
Amen to this Church Experience
Dec 2019
An active church (Sunday service). Beautifully decorated and designed. Nice place to stop and meditate during your visit to the restored area.
Written 30 January 2020
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Sunday service times are 7:30, 9:15 and 11:15 in the morning and 5:30 in the evening. Thank you for coming to Bruton Parish Church.
Written 31 January 2020
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Matthew H
Huntsville, AL125 contributions
Wow - Amazing Active Church and Historical Site
Dec 2019
I love old churches - but this one was simply amazing....simply the best one in a long time. It is still an active church and they welcomed us inside, provided a brief history and really brought the past alive for us....I strongly recommend you visit and take a bit of time to stop, sit down, reflect, and even say a litle prayer of thanks to see a place where history took place!
Written 30 December 2019
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Thanks for your visit and review. All of us at Bruton Parish wish our TripAdvisor visitors a Happy New Year. And we sincerely thank everyone who left a bill or check in our donation box this year.
Written 30 December 2019
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Connie M
Pittsburgh, PA146 contributions
Lovely Historical Building!
Dec 2019 • Couples
We stopped by while on a Christmas visit to Williamsburg. The interior is simple but stunning. We especially admired the woodwork and light fixtures. Cute gift shop is attached and manned by members of the Parish - very welcoming and nice quality items!
Written 17 December 2019
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The Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center is a block and a half west. Parish history is on display and lots of gifts are for sale! Thank you.
Written 18 December 2019
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patriciasowers
Alexandria, VA147 contributions
Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:15 Service
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful service with the younger children's choir and older children's choir singing in addition to the adult choir!! Then there was a special visit by St. Nicholas! Little children came forward with wrapped gifts for other children and out them in St. Nicholas's sack. So lovely to see. The Priest gave a lovely homily. Just a beautiful, historic church with a new organ with over 2500 chimes to enjoy. A must see in Colonial Williamsburg!!
Written 11 December 2019
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Thank you for your presence on the Second Sunday of Advent and for the kind words.
Written 12 December 2019
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Chuck C
14 contributions
Beautiful!
Nov 2019
We honeymooned in Williamsburg 40 years ago, but never managed to visit the Bruton Parish Church. We have a print of it in our foyer, so we made sure to visit it last month on our return visit. The pastor was so welcoming, the structure is charming and so historic. A must see!
Written 10 December 2019
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Very glad you were here...don't wait so long next time! Thank you for your review. To stay in touch, become a Friend of Bruton. The enrollment form is on our website.
Written 11 December 2019
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Statman200
ADVANCE51 contributions
Hand Bell Concert was Outstanding!
Dec 2019
We went to the hand bell concert on Tuesday night and it was very well done. We sat in a pew-box with Patrick Henry's name on it, which was very cool. We went back to the church the next day just to see a little more of it. Don't miss it when you're at colonial Williamsburg.
Written 7 December 2019
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Thank you for coming twice to Bruton Parish and for the kind review!
Written 8 December 2019
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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church is open:
  • Sun - Sun 13:30 - 15:30
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 - 16:00
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