What language is it? Sounds like gibberish with British accent, but a few words seem to be Latin or even French.

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Sounds like gibberish

It is

It's just a indication that the words aren't important to the action....it's just a general noise going on in the background.

Having actual words being discernible would tend to concentrate the audience on the dialogue which isn't the point.

...the vicar (voiced by Rowan Atkinson off-camera) gives his apparently gibberish sermon


Plus it means you don't actually have to write them!

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    the vicar (voiced by Rowan Atkinson off-camera) - wow, I am really impressed with Rowan Atkinson, such a talent
    – mai
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 12:11
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    You have to think of Mr Bean as a 'silent movie'. The humour is entirely visual, especially in the earlier episodes.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 17:29
  • One of Rowan Atkinson's favorite characters to riff on is incoherent or awkward vicars
    – smci
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 22:38
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    @mai He plays a priest in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=umRRCkspaQU
    – Dai
    Commented Jul 17, 2018 at 3:27

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