Wood Dalling is a bright, light church of whitewash and clear glass. The church dates from the 13th to the 15th century.
Inside are a number of ledger stones to the Bulwer family and a selection of brasses, including a rare chalice brass.
There is also an intriguing tomb, originally a medieval knight recarved into a young woman.
Wood Dalling is a festival church, open for major events and frequently used for exhibitions and concerts as well as worship. They have recently had a new toilet and kitchen area installed to help them use the church more often.
Wood Dalling has a significant roost of Natterer's bats, which move about regularly during the breeding season. Interestingly in this church the bats can move from the interior to the exterior during the season.
We are funding full surveys in summer 2021 to plan mitigation to reduce the impact of the bats inside the church. We are also opening up some more external roosts in the walls, particularly in the existing put log holes to give the bats more roost sites that don't require them to enter the church.
We're also helping to buy equipment that will let the church host more fundraising events such as exhibitions, and will run a bat night in summer 2021.