Brill

All Saints’ Church commands a prominent site in the village. It started life as a royal chapel to the adjacent royal Palace or hunting lodge in the 11th century. The earliest part of the church is the nave, built in the 12th century and over time the Church has been altered to what is seen today.

We have a highly talented adult choir who lead our monthly choral communion service. Most of the choir also sing with the Bernwode Singers. The church is used as a venue for occasional services and concerts by both Brill C of E school and Ashfold School, Dorton. The church hosts various successful concerts during the year including the Bernwode Singers and Music in Quiet Places. We have a peal of 6 bells and an active group of ringers. We are lucky to have many volunteers who clean the church, mow some of the grass, arrange flowers etc, who are not necessarily active church goers. Villagers and visitors alike appreciate the fact that we have a policy of keeping the church open during daylight hours.

The nave of All Saints Church
The millenium window

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Compline / Evening prayer

Please join Jenny and Peter for a short service of Compline

Each Sunday at 6pm.

You can join either using the internet or by telephone.

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Meeting ID: 565 217 9673
 
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020 3481 5240 or  020 3051 2874
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Church opennings

The ability of churches to open for private prayer is now become irregular.  This is because of the rules affecting churches that are now returning to services in Church. 

These rules mean that churches have to be locked for 72 hours either side of a service.

Ashendon, Brill, Ludgershall and Wotton will have days where they will be open for private prayer.  But this will change as the return to church based worship evolves.   Please talk to your local churchwarden or to Jenny for more information.



Returning to church based worship

The good news is that we are allowed to return to worship in churches under strict rules.

However, the rules require that we maintain social distancing within the church.  This limits the size of the congregation and how we can conduct the services.

Given this situation we are not advertising our services on the web (for once, we do not want to encourage large congregations).

For details of services around the benefice, please see the current edition of the Bernwode News, contact the local churcharden(s) or talk to Jenny.



The vacancy

As you will be aware, Priscilla has now retired and has left the benefice.

With that, we have now started the process of finding a new priest to fill the vacancy.   It can take time to find the right candidate for the post (before Priscilla arrived, the previous vacancy had lasted  some 15 months).

In the meantime Jenny will be supporting the benefice together with an array of retired and visiting clergy to take our services.

If you have a question, we recommend that a Churchwarden should be the first port of call, if appropriate to your circumstances.  You can find the list of Churchwardens in Who's Who.



Churchwardens

Francis Barlow
01844 237 424

Local activities

Lunch Club: Any retired person in the Bernwode Benefice is welcome to join our friendly group. It meets on the 2nd Friday of the month. It costs just £2.50 for a home-cooked, two-course meal, and a small raffle prize.

Lunch is at Brill Memorial Hall, come along at 12.30pm for 1pm.

If you would like to join please let either Josie Symes (01844 237 185) or Caroline Woodman (01844 237 326) know.