Weston Bampfylde is the smallest of the six villages in the Benefice and is a friendly and welcoming place to live with a mixed population with two working farms, several retired people and some working in local businesses.
Businesses in the village include a cider maker, a farm shop, a beauty parlour, a dog grooming parlour, a wine wholesaler, and a livery stable.
In the centre of the village are the church and village hall, where there are regular social events organised by the village hall committee and some of these are joint activities with the church.
For example, in the summer we held a concert in the church, with refreshments in the village hall. The proceeds were shared between the village hall and the church. We also enjoy leading community carols at the farm shop just before Christmas. One highlight of the year is our Palm Sunday service with our 2 resident donkeys Eddie and Smokey.
For the last two years we have published a village calendar, with sale proceeds going to the hall and the church.
The church is open each day, and we invite all in the community to enjoy the building and the churchyard as a quiet space in the centre of the village
The church building dates from the 12th and 13th centuries and is architecturally significant because of its octagonal tower.
The church is financially sound and well cared for by church members and villagers alike. There are a few items to be done from a recent quinquennial report, and the walls surrounding the churchyard need some repair and maintenance work.