St James' Church

St James' Church

Rev'd. Andrew Sinclair
The Vicarage
Upper Garston Lane
Bratton, Westbury
BA13 4SN

Vicarage Administrator:
Alice Wilkins
t: 01380 830374

Working hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday:

St. James' Church, Bratton is located on the south side of Bratton in a beautiful setting on the foothills leading to Salisbury Plain...

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Monthly Services in the Benefice:
October 2017

Christmas 2017
Advent & Christmas Services Leaflet

Friends of St. James' Church
The "Friends of St. James" gives everybody in the village and other well-wishers, the opportunity to make a contribution towards the continued preservation of our ancient parish church.

Our historic Parish Church is open every day and available for all who live in Bratton.

It is here for your special events – Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals as well as the regular services.

We hope that many enjoy the lovely walks down the steps or along Church Road and through the Churchyard to visit the Church which has been there many hundreds of years. Like all old buildings it has to be maintained.

The Friends Fund was established 14 years ago to give everyone the opportunity to support the upkeep of the Church and the Churchyard. If you would like to join the Friends or for further details please contact Tony Hyde on 830364.

Terms of Reference of the Friends Scheme

Baptist Church

Minister: Rev. Simon Gray
t: 01380 830746
e: simon@

The Baptist Church in Bratton is located at the end of Carpenters Lane near the centre of the village.
The church includes people of all ages and warmly welcomes newcomers who will not feel strangers for long.

October Services:
8 Oct, 6pm
Sing Praise at the Church Institute, with St James
15 Oct, 4pm
Messy Church - Crafts, songs, a story, prayer and refreshments for all the family

22 Oct, 4pm
Tea Time Songs of Praise – Hymns, prayers and the story of one of the hymns, followed by tea.

29 Oct, 11am
Jonathan Brain, visiting speaker and old friend of the church

Our Pastor, Simon Gray, works at the Chapel most mornings. Please feel free to pop in for a chat, tea or coffee or just the opportunity to be quiet.

The Church has a wide range of children and young people’s activities for all age groups.

Bible-based Home groups meet on several evenings.


Facebook: brattonbaptistchurch
Catholic Church of St John the Baptist (Trowbridge) & St Bernadette's (Westbury)

Parish Priest: Canon Liam O’Driscoll
t: 01225 752152

Serving the surrounding villages...

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Catholic Church News & Services:
October 2017

Winter Festival Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 4th November
at St Augustine’s Catholic College, Trowbridge

St John's Parish 300 Club:
St John’s Parish New 300 Club invites you to join our long running lottery, which provides much needed funding for the various building maintenance projects throughout the parish.

In the past decade the 300 Club has donated to the parish in excess of £32,000, a sum much appreciated by Canon Liam, and has awarded £30,000 in prizes to members.

To maintain support for the parish, new members are needed to replace members who have moved away. There are many new families who have moved into the parish plus young adults whom we would warmly welcome as members to ensure continuance of the 300 Club.

You may join at any time and participate in the following monthly draw.

THE NEW 300 CLUB 2017 Subscriptions: £50 annually - £13 quarterly - £4.33 monthly.

Download: Application form
Good Friday Procession of Witness 2016
The annual pilgrimage from Bratton Village to Picquet Hill was an opportunity for reflection and worship as we remembered the events that culminated in Jesus’ crucifixion.

We were blessed with good weather as over 100 adults and children, plus many dogs, took part in the 2016 Pilgrimage. After meeting at the Baptist Church for drinks and hot cross buns we set off to carry a large cross to the top of Picquet Hill, stopping along the way for Bible readings, prayer and praise.

Service Sheet 1
Service Sheet 2
Prayers 1
Prayers 2

On the hilltop we erected the cross, and after a time of worship and reflection we were privileged to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation from this wonderful viewpoint. A number of pilgrims, who would not have otherwise have been able to take part, were transported along the route and to the hill top in 4WD vehicles.

Please consider joining us in 2017 for this healthy spiritual and social event.

Contact Ian Humphrey for more details - Tel: 01380 830149

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