The Church

Blickling church sits next to Blickling Hall, the birthplace of Anne Boleyn and later home to the Marquesses of Lothian.

There are a number of brasses and memorials to the Boleyn family, including Isabell Boleyn, shown wearing a dramatic butterfly-style headdress. There is also a life-sized brass of Sir Nicholas Dagworth who died in 1401.

The most striking feature of the church is the huge weeping angel memorial to the 8th Marquess of Lothian.

The church is always open and often busy with visitors from the nearby hall. As well as services and historic tours, the church also hosts a series of murder mystery events.

The Bats

The bats at Blickling church have increased significantly since a roost in a nearby tree was lost. This shows how badly loss of local habitat for bats can affect churches, and bats that used to roost elsewhere are forced to move into the church as they have nowhere else to go.

The church can largely cope with the bats, but we are working with them to provide specific protection for the Marquis of Lothian monument and the important brasses.

We also plan to help them work with local schools, install some new interpretation, and to promote this incredibly interesting church to a wider range of visitors.

Upcoming events

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