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Parish of Sampford Brett


 The Parish

Sampford Brett is a small, attractive rural village approximately one mile from the shopping village of Williton at the north-western end of the Benefice.

The village has a mixture of older properties, two small closes of post-war bungalows, and ribbon development housing along the A358 towards Williton The parish also has the small hamlet of Capton within its ecclesiastical boundary.

The population is around 265, mostly retired with a few younger families. Many are relatively new to the village. (23 families have moved into the village in the last three years). There are four working farms; three properties offering holiday accommodation and other workers commute mainly to Taunton or Minehead.  There is a filling station and service garage with a small retail outlet on the A358.  Local shops and services are available in Williton, ¾ mile away.

There is a strong community spirit in the village with many Clubs and Societies, largely run by members of the church, which are well supported.  There is a well-appointed village hall which is used regularly.  Active clubs in the village are:-

Soup Club;  Gardening Club; Sampford Brett Activities Group (SBAG), who arrange events, quiz nights etc.; Dancing Club; Ladies’ Singing Group.

Churchwardens  Brenda Mandziej (01984 633618)

                         Martin Blazey    (01984 632683)

PCC Secretary   (vacant)

PCC Treasurer    Kate McCrimmon

Tower Captain     Martin Blazey   Practice night Thursdays, 7.30 - 9.00pm.


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