Our work

The Bats in Churches project is working with over 100 churches across England that are affected by bat roosts including some of national importance.

Below is a map of our churches, click through to find more information on the individual churches or toggle to view the churches in list form.

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A square flint tower with a clock

Elmdon, St Nicholas

The beautiful church of St Nicholas, Elmdon, is listed Grade II*. The late medieval tower is a local landmark and the church is the dominant feature of the local conservation area.

View inside a warm sunlight church with a yellow brick and tile floor and carved pews.

Field Dalling, St Andrew’s

A warm, peaceful church with Medieval glass and a recerntly discovered wall painting of birds in a tree. We’re funding monitoring equipment for a rafter bat box and helping support local events.

A close up of the firgure of a saint, lit by yellow sunlight. The saint carries a scroll and his face has been scratched out

Foulden, All Saints

Home to Brown-long Eared and Natterer’s bats. The church is hoping to build a new community space and local history archive in the old tower.

Stone church with bell tower looking from east to west

Freeby, St Mary

The Grade I listed church of St Mary’s, Freeby is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It shelters a maternity colony of Natterer’s bats, as well as roosts of common pipistrelles.

church interior showing font and pews

Fyfield, St Nicholas

St Nicholas Fyfield is a medieval church, listed Grade II*, part of the Upper Kennet Benefice. It stands on the southern edge of the small village.

Church with bell tower surrounded by sun dappled churchyard

Garthorpe, St Mary

Built largely in the C14th this beautiful medieval Grade I listed church is looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust. Both Natterer’s and brown long-eared bats roost inside the church.

The top of a round tower with a small window, the tower is surrounded by cherry blossom

Gayton Thorpe, St Mary’s

A rural, round towered church with one of the largest Pipistrelle bat roosts of any church in Norfolk.

Church bell tower with clock and sunbeams

Granborough, St John the Baptist

A Grade II* listed medieval church dating from the C14th, St John’s is home to pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats, which roost in the chancel.

Church exterior, square tower with clock, turreted nave, large porch, flint. Behind flint wall. War memorial

Great Chishill, St Swithin

The church of St Swithin’s Gt Chishill is listed Grade 2

Wall painting of the Virgin Mary at Great Hochkam church

Great Hockham, Holy Trinity

A church covered in wall paintings including a Annunciation over the chancel. We’re building bespoke bat boxes to help prevent damage to the paintings.