St Michael's Church,
High Street, Bray,
Berks. SL6 2AB
Tel: 01628 633113
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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.”





As part of our Mission Plan we continually look for ways to involve all in the life of St. Michael’s. Please make a note in your diary about forthcoming events and come and join in. We look forward to welcoming you.

CELEBRATING H.M. THE QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY – To celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday, there will be a Flower Festival in St. Michael’s Church on Friday 10th until Monday 13th June. The festival has been designed by Maggie Jans to follow the life of The Queen and children from Holyport and Braywood Church Schools are taking part as well as Brownies from the Parish. The church will be open each day from 10.30 am until 4.30 pm with teas and coffees available in the church hall during the opening times. (Except for Sunday afternoon when the concert in church at 3 pm. is followed by tea and cakes in the hall as usual).

MUSIC AT BRAY – On Sunday June 12th at 3 pm Yoon Chung makes a welcome return to Bray and will be performing Brahms piano music. Admission is free with tea and cakes afterwards. He gives an electrifying performance so do make a note to come and hear him. On Sunday July 10th at 3 pm join us for afternoon tea and jazz on the vicarage lawn. Tickets £10 on the gate - don’t forget to bring a sunhat!

SUNDAY SUMMER TEAS IN THE CHURCH HALL – Teas will start on Sunday June 19th and run until Sunday August 28th. But not on July 10th as there is the special event of Jazz on the Vicarage Lawn that afternoon. (see under Music at Bray). The opening times will be from 3 until 5:30 pm
If you would like to help with the teas contact Penny Murray -
If you can’t help but would like to come and support by purchasing a cuppa and enjoying a slice of home-made cake then we would love to see you. Children very welcome.

SOCIAL CLUB – There has been a very good response to the Christmas Extravaganza visit to Thursford in Norfolk on November 23/24 when 42 Parishioners and Friends will be joining in the fun.
The Social Committee is currently arranging a day by the Sea on 1st October, which will include a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and a two course lunch. For more information contact Roy Gardner: 01628 773591 or

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY AFTERNOON – We would like to arrange a Children’s Activity Afternoon and if you have any ideas about this or would like to be involved, through accompanying your children or helping we would love to hear from you. Contact Penny Murray -


Stained Glass Window - All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in the City of London.
The church formed part of the trail of the Great Fire of London on a recent visit.
The Revd. Richard Cowles Choir Recruitment Flyer Revd. R Cowles