About our parish

See ‘History Group’ for latest meeting notes.

The Parish of East Brent spreads from the lower North eastern slopes of Brent Knoll, overlooked by the magnificent spire of its 13th century church of St Marys

on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

  The parish also includes the village of Rooksbridge and the hamlet of Edingworth.

Apart from the well documented history of the Knoll itself....

East Brent and its satellite villages have much to offer regarding interesting finds of recorded and unrecorded history of the people and places  that we hope bring together here.

Some Early History

Welcome to the parish of East Brent

The parish church of St Mary  the Virgin.


Seeking information about the men of East Brent who served in World War One.

2014 - 18  is the Centenary of  WW1.

We would like to honour and commemorate the 90 or so men from East Brent parish who served in the conflict.

Did your East Brent relative serve or do you know anyone who may have a family relative who served in the conflict.

We are also looking for the stories of the later lives of those men who returned.   

Any information, copies of photos, service records and memorabilia would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact; John Rigarlsford at jonrig@rooksbridge.org.uk Thank you!

East Brent Remembers

The Great War

1914 – 1918

A Centenary tribute to all of the men of East Brent who served in World War One

Including the survivors who returned home and have largely been forgotten

Also to the families who lost loved ones and those who lived in fear of losing sons, husbands and fathers during those long 4 years.

These are their Stories!

Compiled by John Rigarlsford

Published By

East Brent Parish History Group


On sale at Rooksbridge Post Office and
East Brent Parish History Group

ebphgroup@btinternet or jonrig@rooksbridge.org.uk