Please could I have details for christenings in Hamstreet’s (or St Mary’s) Church.

Please could I have details for christenings in Hamstreet’s Church.


Orlestone Parish Council is not connected to the Parish Church in Hamstreet. Information about the churches in Hamstreet can be obtained from Reverend Rod Whateley at The Rectory, Cock Lane, Hamstreet: telephone number 01233 732274

NOTE: A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the lowest, or first, tier of local government. They are elected corporate bodies, have variable tax raising powers, and are responsible for areas known as civil parishes. A parish council serving a town may be called a town council, and a parish council serving a city is styled a city council; these bodies have the same powers, duties and status as a parish council.

Parish and town councils vary enormously in size, activities and circumstances, representing populations ranging from less than 100 (small rural hamlets) to up to 70,000 (Weston-Super-Mare Town Council). Most of them are small: around 80% represent populations of less than 2,500.

Civil parish councils should not be confused with Parochial church councils which administer parishes of the Church of England.