St Mary’s Church

Church of St Mary the Virgin, RimptonOur beautiful Grade I ancient church lies in a tranquil setting on the eastern edge of the village with fine views towards Cadbury Castle to the east. The lower part of the tower dates from the second half of the 13th Century.  Major alterations to the tower and the nave were carried out around 1500 AD and the north transept was added in the 19th Century.

Our church is linked with four other churches – Marston Magna, Mudford, Ashington and Chilton Cantelo – and works with these churches as a Benefice.  We still strive to provide a service each Sunday of the year, as well as for the church festivals, although we join with other churches in the Benefice for other occasions.Stained Glass Window, St Mary's Church

It is worth pondering on the Rimpton families who have worshipped in Rimpton church over the centuries.

Rimpton churchyard has been the burial place for Rimpton families for centuries.  Some years ago, an additional parcel of land was consecrated to be able to continue to meet this need; at the same time an extension to the Memorial Garden was made alongside the Mill Stream.

The Rectory opposite the church was sold in 1938 to become a private home.  Since then, a modern Rectory in Marston Magna provides a home for the vicar and family and serves the whole Benefice.