About Us

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. There are two services each month. The 2nd Sunday of the month is normally Holy Communion and the 4th Sunday is normally a service of Morning Prayer.

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.