Saint Mary’s Sampford Spiney

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Forthcoming Sampford Spiney events can be found on the Calendar

Our church is Grade 1 listed and a place of worship was first started on the site in 1250. This has changed from a private chapel to a church for all, but also from Roman Catholic to Church of England. With additions over the centuries it can now hold 100 seated and 20 on chairs. Three years ago the bells were restored and there is an active team of ringers. Being an ancient listed building, maintenance work is ongoing, with renewal of the lighting and heating to be undertaken in the near future. Next on the list is pointing repairs to the tower and faculties are being sought for these works. The parish is extremely grateful for the support of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Devon Historic Churches Trust and the Allchurches Trust in helping raise the funds for this work. There are two adjoining graveyards, the old one not mown until late in the season to maintain a diverse collection of wild plants.The church is open at all times and attracts visitors, usually walkers, in the summer months.The small community of Sampford Spiney has a record of being very generous towards and hugely supportive of its church.

 

Fri 9th October at 7pm – St Mary’s Sampford Spiney will be holding its ever popular Harvest Supper and Auction.  The amazing Michael Doidge will be returning as our auctioneer and hoping to persuade you to part with your money for a wide variety of auction lots from produce to wine to art and a few other things you didn’t realise you had made a bid for or really wanted………….!    Now might be the time to buy your winter logs and stock up with pickles for Christmas!  Bring a plate of food to eat after the auction and the bar will be open.


Sampford Spiney church officers 2017

 

Autumn 2016 Newsletter (pdf)

 

Click here for a resume of those of this parish who lost their lives in WW1

Brief history of the Church, Rectory & Poor House – 2e Sept 2015

Find us on SatNav by putting in our postal code: – PL20 6LH (much of the village uses this code!)