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Parish of Sampford Brett

 

 The Parish

The church is a small, bright, well lit building with easy access, good acoustics and a loop sound system.  There are no toilets in the church but access can be gained to the village hall which is a few yards down the road.

The services are mainly Common Worship, with quarterly 'special' services aimed at families using plays based on Bible stories to involve the children.

There is a peal of six bells on a ground floor ring which are rung before morning services. The practice night attracts many visitors from across the area as the bells are relatively light and very easy to ring.  A recently installed simulator allows the bells to be 'silenced' for the teaching of learners without disturbing the neighbours!

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, annual village fete, 100 Club etc.; Dancing Club, Quantock Cantabile and a weekly coffee morning.

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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