The Church

The highlight of Foulden church is one of the county's finest painted rood screens. The screen was painted over in the 16th century but has been restored in places to reveal St Matthew, St Mark, and a tiny smiling lion at the feet of St Mark.

Outside, the church sits low to the ground, the tower collapsed in the 1800s and only the foundations and a few courses remain.

The church has had major repairs recently and is currently putting together a bid to create a community archive and reading room in the church, as well as finishing off the repairs.

Our Work

The church is primarily a roost for Brown Long-eared and Natterer's bats.

The church has been struggling in recent years but with the help of the Bats In Churches Project has begun recruiting local volunteers and has held a series of successful community volunteering events.

The project has helped the church get more information about its bats, including a baseline survey and has linked them with the local Norfolk Bats In Churches project.

They also had a session of specialist cleaning advice and we have written a new Statement of Significance to help them with future funding bids.

Foulden Case Study Poster

Upcoming events

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