Bramdean

Bramdean

The Church of St Simon and St Jude is listed Grade 1 and can seat about 120 people. It was built in 12th Century, but with many subsequent additions, particularly in the 19th century.

Visitors often comment that “It is a light and welcoming small church”. There is a small bell tower with recently refurbishes bells, an electric organ, many Victorian stained glass windows and two modern tapestries. One depicts “The Tree of Life” which lists all children christened in the village, and the other, a “Village Collage” includes significant buildings and views around the village.

The church is located off the main road and away from most houses which is a little unfortunate. New heating and lighting systems have been installed to make it more welcoming.

 

Services and Worship

There are two services are held every month. On the first Sunday a Benefice Traditional Holy at 8.30am, and at 11am on the fourth Sunday of each month a Family All age service.

St Simon and St Jude’s also play an active part in the life and worship of the Benefice. We have outside the set monthly services special worship at Easter; Carol and Christmas services, Harvest, and an annual Remembrance service , all of which are well attended and enjoyed by the people of the village, and people from within the Benefice. We are also active in fund raising and have an Annual Fete held in the beautiful gardens of Bramdean House, Bridge gatherings and a Safari Supper. We are a very active welcoming church, who take our worship seriously, and enjoy serving the great community of Bramdean village.

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