About our parish

See ‘History Group’ for latest meeting notes.

Please Note.

Meetings will now be held quarterly.

Meeting dates for 2019

9th January

3rd April

3rd July

2nd October

7pm at the Village Hall

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.

In this Centenary year of the Armistice of

World War One

A completely revised and updated 170 page edition of the above booklet is now available as a Free PDF file for you to print or read.

Download the free PDF file to your browser or download folder’

Please note!

At the moment I am having problems with linking from this website to the ‘East Brent Remembers’ PDF file!

Email me at jonrig@freenetname.co.uk

And I will email the file direct to you!

Warning! Its quite large! 9000kbs!

A very small number of copies of the original version are still available.

A cheque for £360 being the proceeds from the sale of the booklet, advertising and sponsors, was presented to the Royal British Legion at the East Brent Memorial Armistice Service on 11th November 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who supported this project.

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