Wambrook Parish Church

Marriage in the Parish Church at Wambrook

Because a marriage is both a religious ceremony and a state ceremony, there are certain rules about who can be married in church.

A couple may be married in the parish church at Wambrook if :-

  1. They live in the parish.
  2. Are on the Church Electoral roll.
  3. If either of the couple or one of their parents, has at any time, lived in the parish for a period of 6 months.
  4. Has regularly attended church services for at least 6 months.
  5. One of the couple was baptised or prepared for confirmation in the parish.
  6. Their grandparent or parent was married in the church.


If one of the couple is divorced, or would like to enquire about a special licence, contact the Vicar the Rev’d Georgina Vye, before making any plans and to book the proposed date in the church diary.

More details are available on the Church of England website. Please go to our links page by clicking here.

Christenings and Baptisms at Wambrook:-  In the first instance, you should contact the vicar the Rev’d Georgina Vye. These ceremonies usually take place during a service, when they are a welcomed into the church family. Anyone who lives in the parish of Wambrook can have their baby baptised in the church. You can get more information about baptism on the Church of England website. Please go to our links page by clicking here.

Funerals at Wambrook:-  Please contact the Rev’d Georgina Vye and your Funeral Director of choice to make the arrangements.

Church Fees:-

A listing of the local Church fees for 2018 and those set by the Church of England, can be seen on the notice board in the Church, or are available from our downloads page by clicking here.

Sunday services

We offer three regular services at Wambrook each month.

1st Sunday - Holy Communion from Common Prayer at 9.15 a.m.

2nd Sunday - Holy Communion from Common Worship at 9.15 a.m.

3rd Sunday -  Evensong at 6.00 p.m.

At various times during the year we have special services, for Easter, Lamas, Remembrance Sunday and Christmas. Please check the services page for the latest information.

St Mary the Virgin Parish Church at Wambrook, is part of the benefice shared with Chard St Marys, Combe St Nicholas, Ham, and Whitestaunton. The parishes are run by the Rector, the Rev’d Ann Kember. The associate vicar, the Rev’d Georgina Vye, has day to day responsibility for the parish of Wambrook together with the Churchwarden and the PCC.


The Associate Vicar, Rev’d Georgina Vye, can be contacted by telephone, (+44)1460  66159.

The Parish Office at Chard, telephone  (+44)1460 67867 is open Tues – Friday 09-00 until 12-00 for general enquiries.

The Churchwarden for St Mary the Virgin Wambrook, is Mr Graeme Pidgeon. The Churchwardens assistants are, Mrs Libby Lister  and Mr Tom Eames.

This is the latest information about the policies and guidelines of Wambrook Parish Church. If you need further information, please use the contact details set out below, or go to our links page for external websites.

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