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St. Bridget's Church, St. Brides Major
in the Parish of Ewenny and St. Brides Major

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St. Bridget's Church, St. Brides Major 

(Photograph reproduced with kind permission of Revd. M. Komor)

Services in St. Bridget's Church, St. Brides Major

1st Sunday

11.00 am

Family Eucharist 

2nd Sunday

  9.45 am

Sunday School

11.00 am

Holy Eucharist 

3rd Sunday

  9.45 am

Sunday School

11.00 am

Holy Eucharist 

4th Sunday

  9.45 am

Sunday School

11.00 am

Holy Eucharist 

5th Sunday   9.45 am Sunday School
11.00 am Holy Eucharist 

Wednesdays

  7.30 pm

Holy Eucharist 

 

Forthcoming Special Events for the Parish

     
     
     
     
Christian Aid Week    

Please note that the following information for Church Clubs may not be current and you should therefore contact the Priest in Charge in case there are any alterations to availability and timetable. 

Church Clubs/Groups - New members always welcome

Recorder Group

meet in the Vicarage at 5.30 pm on Mondays

Bell Ringers

meet in the Church at 7.00 pm on Mondays

Knitting Group meet on the third Tuesday of each month at All Saints Church, Southerndown from 10.30 am

Junior Recorder Group

meet in the Church Hall at 4.30 pm on Wednesdays

St. Bridget's Orchestra

meet in the Church Hall at 6.00 pm on Wednesdays

Bible Study Group meet in St. Bridget's Church at 8.00 pm on Wednesdays following the Eucharist Service to look at the Scripture readings for the following Sunday

Parents & Toddlers

meet in the Church Hall from 10.30 am to 12 noon on Fridays

Art Group meet in the Church Hall from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm on the second and third Fridays of the month.  Bring paints and paper. 
Sunday School meet in the Church Hall at 9.45 am (except for first Sunday of the month)

Youth Club

meet in the Church Hall at 7.00 pm on Sundays

For more information contact . Tel: 01656 880108 
The Venerable Philip Morris, Archdeacon of Margam and
Priest in Charge of The Parish of Ewenny and St. Brides Major

All Saints' Church, Southerndown, is a sister church to St. Bridget's.
 

The Parish (or Benefice) of Ewenny and St. Brides Major is in the Diocese of Llandaff.

It is widely believed that St. Brigid (St. Bridget) visited Wales and possibly the village.  She founded a religious community at Kildare in Ireland in the 5th century around the time of St. Patrick and is the patron saint of dairy maids, infants, midwives, blacksmiths, poets, nuns and students.  St. Bridget's Day is celebrated on 1st February. 

In 1845 an incised sepulchral slab of Sir John Botiler (Butler) of Dunraven circa 1285 was discovered in the churchyard of St. Bridget's.  It now rests in the chancel of the church near the altar.  The stone coffin to which the slab is thought to have originally belonged is positioned along the south wall of the sanctuary.  The figure itself is of a knight with a Latin inscription translated thus: "John le Botiler lies here, may God have mercy on his soul, Amen." 

Five bells were given by Caroline Countess of Dunraven in 1851, in memory of her parents.  The church clock, which is maintained by the Community Council, was given by parishioners and friends in memory of those who fell in the Great War and a dedication service was held on Sunday, 9th November, 1919.  A re-dedication service was held on Saturday, 18th November, 1939 following restoration work that included: new lead roof; new floors; re-casting of the five bells into six with new and up-to-date fittings; and renovation of the church clock; at a total cost of 800.  

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Re-dedication of Bells at St. Bridget's Church, St. Brides Major

 

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(St. Michael's Priory Church, Ewenny:  9.30 am Holy Eucharist every Sunday)

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