A rural parish in North Devon, England including Brayford village, High Bray and Charles, and a part of Exmoor National Park


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Brayford Parish Clubs, Societies, Groups and Churches

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Brayford Community Singing Group

All talents & experience welcome!  We meet every Thursday evening at 7pm at High Bray Church, and have singing events once or twice a year for the Village and for retirement homes, charities, etc. Come and enjoy a night out singing.
Contact Madeleine Brownell (01598 710389).
Brayford Farmers Market
A wonderful local Farmers Market held every second Saturday of the month - 11am to 1pm in the Village Hall. Thirty or more tables filled with local meats, vegetables, fresh bread baked that morning, local delicatessen quiche, pasties, sausage rolls, local eggs & honey, hand sewn vests and caps, upholstered goods, handmade cards, artwork, knitted & woollen items, and much more(!) accompanied by Joe Poole’s lovely guitar music, and tea & coffee with home made biscuits & cakes. There is no other Market in the area like it; kind and welcoming people with interesting products & foods. If you have something you would like to sell, come and participate. The cost is only £1 per table to cover the cost of the Village Hall! Please call Jonathan or Madeleine Brownell (01598 710389).
Brayford Garden Group
Organises the annual Flower Show and has occasional informal meetings.
Charles Historical Society
Research into the history of Charles.  Building an archive of resources.  Meetings as arranged.  Working in partnership with Brayford History Society.  Resources made available to researchers at a low fee.  Subs £5 per person p.a.
Brayford History Society
Research into the history of the parish of Brayford.  Building an archive of resources.  Meetings as arranged.  Working in partnership with Charles Historical Society.
Brayford Methodist Church Sunday Club

Takes place on the second and third Sunday of each month from 11.00am to 12.00.  Informal Christian-based Club for pre-school to 11 year olds.
High Bray and Charles Mothers Union
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August) at 2.30pm in members houses.
Brayford Parent and Toddler Group

Provides a regular opportunity for parents to meet, with their children.  Close links with local Pre-school and School in order for children to integrate well from an early age.  Meets weekly, currently Friday mornings.
Brayford Skittles Club

Meets at Brayford Village Hall, Monday and Wednesday evenings from September to April.  Open to anyone living with a 10 mile radius of Brayford.  Subscription: £10.
Brayford Village Hall

Main Hall and Committee Room available for hire.  Rates depend on duration and type of activity.
For bookings please contact Ray White on 01598 710417.
Brayford Women’s Institute
Meets at Brayford Village Hall, second Wednesday of each month at 7.15pm.  New members are welcome.
(Brayford Television Association
Maintained Brayford's licensed self-help 4-channel analogue television relay transmitter.  Following Digital Switch-Over, the Brayford transmitter has been decommissioned.)

Much of the above information has been derived from "Who's Who in Brayford", published by South Molton Community Information Centre, and used with their kind permission.

Brayford Churches

Brayford Methodist Church
Services every Sunday at 11.00am and 6.30pm. On the first Sunday of each month there is a shorter service followed by coffee
High Bray Church
Church of England services held every first and third Sundays of the month. (Second Sunday services are held once a quarter).
Our first Sunday of the month service is held at 8:30am, and the second and third Sunday services are held at 11:15am.
All are welcome!
Charles Church

See Diary for details of Services
The Edgemoor Group
The Edgemoor Group is a single Benefice consisting of eleven rural churches stretching from Knowstone, Rose Ash and the Ansteys to the east, across the southern edge of Exmoor to Charles and High Bray to the west. Each of our Churches has its own character and traditions but all seek to express a warm, prayerful and loving faith in the communities we serve. Here you will find information about our churches, our services and activities and how to make arrangements for baptisms, weddings and funerals.
We would love to welcome you to any of our churches. Wherever you find yourself in life, just come as you are and see what difference God can make. All are welcome, all are welcome.
Revd David Baker, Team Rector   

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