PLEASE NOTE: THIS CHURCH IS NO LONGER PART OF THE SOUTH MOLTON BENEFICE/MISSION COMMUNITY BUT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE FOURWAYS MISSION COMMUNITY (WEST BUCKLAND CHURCH TEAM). PLEASE CONTACT REVD SHAUN O'ROURKE FOR ALL ENQUIRIES.
St Michael’s Church is in the middle of East Buckland , a tiny hamlet, on a hill and commanding a view down the valley towards Charles Bottom, with Exmoor and the ‘Bamfylde Clump’ in the distance. This famous copse gave its name to West Buckland School in ‘To Serve Them All My Days’ – the novel written by R F Delderfield about the School and the First World War, in memory of his time here as a student.
The hamlet consists of about 20 homesteads and some scattered farmsteads and is within the parish of West Buckland. The church is the traditional place of worship for West Buckland School, which is just half a mile away. The School Chaplain takes most of the services.
Although East Buckland is a small rural community, St. Michael's Church is supported by the local public school and has strong links with its neighbouring churches.