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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  • East Anglia
  • Midlands and the North
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Exterior of a church, in a graveyard, with a square tower, lead roof and large perpendicular windows

Great Horksley, All Saints

The peaceful church of Gt Horkesley is found just outside Colchester.

Exterior of a small church, seen through trees, a square tower, low, with clock.

Great Sampford, St Michael

The church of St Michael is the focal point of its village

Exerior of stone church with spire, showing south aisle, porch and chancel

Greetham, St Mary

The pretty Grade I listed medieval church of St Mary’s has some fine carved C17th wooden panelling in the chancel, and is also home to maternity roosts of pipistrelles and Natterer’s bats.

A two light window filled with stained glass of local wildlife

Guestwick, St Peter

A fascinating church with beautful staned glass. We’re building new internal bat boxes to reduce the damage from bats inside the church.

An avenue of trees

Gwennap, St Wenappa

This important Grade 1 church stands at the upper end of a lush and beautiful graveyard which slopes from south to north. A short distance above the church to the south is a detached bell tower, rebuilt in the fifteenth century.

Conservator sitting on a scaffold examining a wall painting

Hardwick, St Margaret

Home to a stunning St Christopher, and a small colony of Pipistrelle bats. We’re building external bat boxes to contain the roost and commissioning a survey of the wall painting.

The exterior of a small flint church with a tiled roof and a clock

Heybridge, St Andrew

The beautiful Grade 1 listed parish church of St Andrew’s Heybridge dates from the 12th century. Little is known about any bats that may be present.

exterior of a low church, flint

Heydon, Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Heydon sits in the centre of the village

A medieval painting showing the outline of two crowned men in cloaks carrying gifts

Heydon, St Peter and St Paul

A 14th century church covered in painted figures. We will be celebrating the amazing wall paintings, organising events and making short films about the local wildlife.

Inside church nave with Royal Arms above organ

Hoby, All Saints

The village church of All Saints occupies an elevated position within the village and has a churchyard enclosed by a stone boundary wall, filled with gravestones, many from the local slate.