Bruton Parish Church
Walk the Floor Where Founders Worshiped
Enter this three-centuries-old Episcopal church and sit where many famous patriots sat before you. At the time of the Revolution, the Church of England was the official church, and all Virginians were expected to attend regularly.
Ask knowledgeable parish volunteers your questions or attend one of the Sunday services in this original building, which still serves an active community.
Continuing a tradition begun by an 18th-century organist (and gaoler) Peter Pelham, the church presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert Series.
This building is owned and operated by the congregation of Bruton Parish.
Outside this historic church, stroll through one of the first church graveyards and read the names on the stones that mark the historic graves of notable early Virginians. This site marked a shift from private, at-home burials to churchyard ceremonies.
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