Brilley: St Mary

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St Mary’s Church, Brilley situated in Herefordshire on the Herefordshire/Radnorshire border was built in the 12th century. It underwent some rebuilding in the 13th century and was much restored in the late 19th century.

The old wooden Tower was rebuilt in 1912 after it was destroyed in a fire in January 1910.

The stone Font is the original from the 12th century with a wooden font top added by public subscription in 1967 in memory of the late Edward Norman Marrison who was Headmaster of Brilley School.

The Chancel still has its Baldachino, a canopy to protect the altar, which is quite rare as in most places they were removed in the time of Cromwell. The remoteness of the Church probably saved it.

There are several memorials to the Bromage family inside and outside the Church.

In the Churchyard are the remains of a standing Stone Cross dating from the 15th century with an 18th century sundial on top.

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Guy Wilkinson

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Services at St Mary’s, Brilley

Monthly. Every Fourth Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for 1hr
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Brilley
Hereford

Holy Communion Service every 4th Sunday at 9.30am
Village Praise alternate months on the third Sunday at 3.00pm
There are also special Services for Easter, Harvest, Remembrance and Christmas.

Brilley with Michaelchurch-on-Arrow are Churches in the Eardisley Group which forms part of the Kington and Weobley Deanery in the Diocese of Hereford. The rector for the Eardisley Group is the Revd Marcus Small