The Church

Cley church is one of the finest in Norfolk, built around 1320, with a later porch. The transepts are now derelict and you can see the complex decorated tracery of the windows against the sky.

Inside is a seven sacrament font, carved pew ends and stone images in niches, including St George and a lion carrying a bone.

The church is near to Cley marshes nature reserve, and the modern windows show a number of rare birds seen in the area.

The Bats

Cley has a colony of around 250 Pipistrelle bats, along with a smaller roost of Natterer's bats.

The church has been working regularly with the Norfolk Bats in Churches project and at the moment are happily living alongside their bats.

We have paid for a fundraising bat walk in summer 2019 and will continue to help with supporting events.

Upcoming events

If you’d like to contact or find out more about the church, visit their page on A Church Near You