The parish church, St Mary the Virgin, is a beautiful structure perched above Bratton Village. It welcomes visitors with a doorstep made of a Christian memorial stone and a twelfth century Norman font. Recently, restoration work was undertaken to ‘peel back’ layers of history, from seventeenth century wall paintings and text to sixteenth century whitewash back to medieval wall paintings. Stained glass windows highlight the Church’s benefactors, including the Burnaby, Pengelly and Manning families. The church is surrounded by a large parish cemetery with names familiar to the area for centuries