SomersetSTOKESUBHAMDONStMaryVirgin(michaelgarlickCC-BY-SA2.0)1 MichaelGarlick

St Mary the Virgin

St Mary's is built of the local, golden Ham stone, and has features from the 12th century to the 20th.

Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset

Opening times

Sorry, there are no regular opening times for this church.


Church Lane
Stoke sub Hamdon
TA14 6UF

There are two doors into the nave; the main one has over it a Norman tympanum with carvings that include birds in a tree, the Lamb of God, and a centaur firing a bow at a lion.

There are further interesting carvings on the outside of the church, including a serpent like dragon being slain, geometrical shapes and gargoyles.

The interior is full of interest, including the imposing Norman chancel arch with its three orders of billet, zig zag and lozenge shapes. The font is 12th century, while the pulpit and communion rails are from the 17th century. The very large reredos is 20th century.

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

  • Partnership Grant, £2,500, 2015

  • Our Partnership Grants funded a range of repair projects, recommended by County Church Trusts, to help keep churches open.

Contact information

Other nearby churches

St Peter & St Paul

Lufton, Somerset

A charming 1865 rebuild of a tiny village church which has been the centre of worship for the hamlet for over a thousand years.

Martock URC

Bower Hinton, Somerset

Lovely dressed Hamstone, with a stone and tiled roof and a painted early Victorian interior.

All Saints

Martock, Somerset

All Saints is built entirely from the local Ham stone, it is a handsome town church with a history stretching back to at least as early as the 12th century, as some of its architectural details show.