The Church

Tucked away from the busy seaside of Hunstanton, St Mary the Virgin sits quietly in the small, picturesque village of Old Hunstanton.

The church had a major restoration in the 19th century, and most of the building is Victorian, including the spectacular tracery of the East window.

There are medieval survivals, a lovely 15th century rood screen in particular. There are also a number of brasses and memorials to the Le Strange family of Hunstanton Hall, including a very fine table tomb with a brass of Sir Roger Le Strange who died in 1506.

The church is busy and active, visitors are welcome and there are a wide range of guides and information about the church.

Much of the churchyard is managed for wildlife and full of flowers, including the rare Meadow Saxifrage.

The Bats

The church is home to at least three species of bat, Pipistrelles, Brown Long-eared and Serotine. The church copes with the cleaning relatively well, although they choose to cover some areas of the church to keep them clean.

We will be providing specialist cleaning advice to help conserve the brasses and other furnishings.

The project is looking to help the church run more events, including concerts, to help with fundraising to pay for cleaning the church.

Upcoming events

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