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A Christian place of worship has existed in Burnett for over 1,000 years. In 1102 the village came under the control of the powerful ecclesiastical body of Tewkesbury Abbey and the Benedictine monks stopped to worship and rest at St Michael’s Church en route to Glastonbury. John Whitson, a Tudor, Bristol merchant lived in the Manor House and on his death he bequeathed the parish of Burnett in trust to found a school for the orphaned daughters of Bristol’s aldermen and merchants, where the said children to go and be apparelled in red. Thus was founded this country’s oldest surviving girl’s school, Red Maids.
Today Burnett still has two working farms and the fact that Burnett has spent two lots of 400 years under the single ownership, of, first the church and then Bristol Municipal Charities, has resulted in little change with the village managing to maintain much of its character.
Holy Communion is celebrated at 11.15am on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.
A family service is held at 11.15am on the 3rd Sunday.
You may be sure of a warm welcome.