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Part Time Admin Assistant Required for the new Rector at High Bray Church

Important Opening:

Administrative Assistant to the Edgemoor Group Team Rector and Team Vicar.

This is a volunteer position, which could be shared between several volunteers, involving up to a shared total of approximately six flexible hours per week.

All expenses will be paid. Basic computer skills needed. Work from home, with availability to the Team Rector in North Molton as required.

You will play a vital role in supporting the Team Rector/Vicar and our clergy team. Let us know if you are interested; for more information call Jonathan Brownell at 01598 710389. 

31/07/2023 13:11:34

Rev. Dominic Coad Appointed Rector of High Bray Parish

A new Rector for High Bray Parish has now been appointed to serve the several parishes in the Edgemoor area! We are excited to welcome him as part of our Brayford community.

The Reverend Dominic Coad will take up post when he is licensed on 6th September. He will be based in North Molton. We hope many of you will soon get to know him and his family.

Dominic is currently a vicar near Newcastle. He was originally ordained in Exeter. He and his wife, Frances, have 2 children, James 5 and Isaac 1, and they are looking forward to settling in beautiful North Devon.

21/05/2023 20:27:17

Christmas Shoeboxes for Ukraine

Christmas Shoeboxes for Ukraine

Many of you have the red shoeboxes handed out at the October Farmers Market and also at Anthony’s Quiz night. We are getting quite close to our deadline, when we will need to have these boxes back for collection and then transport to Ukraine. 

We are very grateful for anything you can do for shipment of Christmas boxes to Ukraine.

  • Would you please bring them either to the Brayford Chapel and leave them in the porch, or to the November Farmers Market at the Village Hall on November 12th. This will be the last day before they are collected at High Bray Church on Sunday, the 13th.
  • Even if you do not feel you can fill them, we would be most grateful if you can bring the empty boxes back.

Can you help by making a donation towards the expenses of getting the Christmas shoeboxes to Ukraine? Please contact Madeleine & Jonathan Brownell on 01598 710389 or come to the November 12th Farmers Market.

Please see the attached flyer for full information - supplies for Ukraine.

22/10/2022 21:09:35

To honour and remember Queen ELIZABETH

If you would wish to gather together to remember and honour Queen ELIZABETH at a brief time of candlelit readings and music, there will be a gathering:

At High Bray Church tomorrow evening (Friday, the 9th) at 7pm.

All will be welcome to be together at this time of shared loss and grief, to remember the qualities that she brought to the Nation and the world, and now to offer hope for the future.

08/09/2022 22:21:16

High Bray Church Quiz - Friday, 13th May

Anthony will be Quiz Master at the bi-annual Quiz Night held on May 13th at 7pm in the Brayford Village Hall. A unique Event - don’t miss it!


Quiz Master – Anthony BawdenBrayford Village HallFriday, 13th May 7:30pm startTeams 4 – 6 players

Adults £3.00, 11 – 16 yrs £1.00 & 10 & under FREE

1st Prize, 2nd Prize &  Booby Prize!

Plus Draw 

8 categories:

  • Name the Sport                           
  • Birds
  • Christmas                                     
  • Capital Cities 
  • Name the Year                             
  • Disney
  • 6 letter words ending ‘…rrow’     
  • TV Sleuths

B.Y.O. drinks & picnic

Tea & Coffee available

Unique & Fun Night for All!!

02/05/2022 18:14:46


As you know the Churches of High Bray, the Chapel, & Charles launched a ‘Ukraine Appeal’ a month ago to support the emergency assistance for Ukrainians, both inside and outside of the Country. 

So far, our communities have raised £2,722 (!) which has been sent to ‘Computers for Charities’, a Sussex based charity which has aided refugees and the dispossessed in Eastern Europe since the late 1990’s through local church organisations in those Countries. This donated amount is a remarkable achievement for our small community, and more donations come in weekly.

 As the need in Ukraine continues to grow daily, if you feel you can assist, would you kindly contact one of the following:

Can you help?

Please either send a cheque made out to: ‘High Bray PCC’ with a note saying it is for the ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

                              c/o Madeleine Brownell, Treasurer High Bray PCC,                              North Whitefield, Brayford EX32 7QW

Or give Cash contributions to Ruby White (01598 710417) or Madeleine Brownell (01598 710389) in an envelope marked ‘Ukraine Appeal’.

Or  via BACS  marking your contribution ‘Ukraine Appeal’ to:- Bank name: CAF Bank Ltd, Account Name: High Bray PCC,

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31/03/2022 19:45:21

High Bray Church Tower Appeal

The High Bray Church Tower Appeal Auction has finished and with extra donations raised £ 5,000.00. We are very, very grateful to all who took part in participating in the Auction and to those who offered donations towards the Appeal.

From all those who enjoy High Bray Church and its Churchyard

04/12/2021 23:08:05

High Bray Church Tower Appeal - Auction of Pledges

High Bray Church has been open to our Village for over 800 years: for Services, Easter & Harvest Celebrations, weddings & funerals, and more recently 'Puddings & Song', Bell Ringers, the Singing Group, and the School Christmas Play.

Now the tower needs urgent repair, and if not repaired, it will limit the use of our Church.

This auction is to help raise the £32,000.00 which is needed to repair the church tower. All proceeds will go to the tower repair project. We are very grateful for any support you can offer!

The online auction is LIVE now - please use the link below to get involved.

20/10/2021 08:49:47

Welcome Back - to All Saints Church, High Bray.

All Saints church, High Bray has organised a "Welcome Back" free tea on Sunday 1st August at 3.00pm, to celebrate the better availability of the church to Brayford residents as Covid regulations are relaxed.

In addition to the tea, there are craft and other displays in the church, pony carriage rides and children's games.

All are welcome.

22/07/2021 21:22:59

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