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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Large church surrounded by grass and with a separate octagonal belfy next to it

Pembridge, St Mary the Virgin

Perched on a gentle rise above the charming “black and white” Herefordshire village of Pembridge, the medieval Grade I listed church of St Mary’s, and its associated bell tower, form important features in the Pembridge Conservation Area.

Stone church exterior from east with bench and gravestones

Radstone, St Lawrence

At the end of a narrow, grassy footpath lies the serene medieval church of St Lawrence in the tiny rural hamlet of Radstone. Dating from C12th and C13th, with the south aisle and porch added in C14th, this Grade I listed church is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere.

A brass lectern showing an eagle with two heads standing on a globe

Redenhall, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

A local landmark with a soaring, decorated flint tower and a rare double headed eagle lectern. Home to Pipistrelle and Natterer’s bats

A tall, stone, table tomb with niches and figures around the side and two carved lying effigies on top

Rippingale, St Andrew’s

A Lincolnshire village church with rare table tombs, and Pipistrelle bats roosting in the Medival roof timbers

Stone medieval church with bell tower and 19th century brick chancel

Rushden, St Mary

This pretty Grade II* listed church comprises a C15th west tower, a C14th nave and a small chancel rebuilt in brick in 1849.

The exterior of a small church with an intricate bell tower made of wood

Salford, St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s, Salford, is listed Grade 1

An alabaster statue of a woman wearing a ruff and tudor gown, praying with clasped hands

Saxlingham, St Margaret

Home to one of the largest Natterer’s bat colonies of any church in the country. We’re organising major internal works to protect the church from bat damage.

A church roof with multicoloured painted angels on the hammer beams

South Creake, Our Lady St Mary

A busy church with an angel roof, modern sculpture, and a colony of Pipistrelle bats living in the chancel arch.

An alabaster monument of a dead woman, eyes closed, peaceful

Stanford on Avon, St Nicholas

This wonderful church was built in the fourteenth century

Image shows the exterior of Stevington Church and its graveyard

Stevington, St Mary the Virgin

St Mary Stevington is blessed with a holy well