St Mary's, Burlescombe

St Mary's Church

Burlescombe EX16 7JP

Church Wardens

Janet Webber (Tel 01884 841078)

Felicity Dingle (Tel 01884 820635)

Church Open


9.00am - 5.00pm

Special Events

Harvest Festival

Friday 27th September


Followed by Finger Buffet in church

Regular Events

2nd Saturday of the month

Coffee Morning in aid of Church funds at different venues around the village.

See Diary for details.

About usAlthough predominantly rural and agricultural, Burlescombe has two quarries and a tile distribution centre. Village life revolves around the vibrant primary school, community hall and ancient church. The parish consists of two communities - Burlescombe and Westleigh about one mile apart.The Grand Western Canal passes through the parish and was originally built to transport stone and lime, but now offers relaxing walks and cycle rides along its 11 mile towpath to Tiverton. The ruins of the 12th century Canonsleigh Abbey and medieval chapel at Ayshford are nearby. The Church The church was built in the late 13th century with additions being made in the 15th century. It was renovated in the Victorian period when new carved oak pews and stained glass windows were added. The church has a fine two manual pipe organ which is played regularly at services. There are 6 ancient bells which are rung occasionally for services and by visiting bell ringers.Harvest, Christmas and other festivals are particularly well attended.


Each of the churches within The Sampford Peverell Team Mission Community fully recognizes and accepts the House of Bishops’ Safeguarding Policy Statement “Promoting a Safer Church 2017” and commits to complying with the current Church of England and Diocesan safeguarding policies and practice guidance. In so doing we will comply with the secular multi-agency safeguarding procedures relating to children and young people and adults experiencing or at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.
The rest of our Safeguarding Policy statement can be found on our Statements pages.If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to someone:
· The name of our Mission Community Safeguarding Representative is Rev Glyn Lewry;· His contact details are Tel: 01884 829356 or Email: · The link to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team’s contact details -
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.”