The Church

Brisley is a large church tucked away in a relatively small village between Dereham and Fakenham.

The highlights of this lovely church include a range of wall paintings, including St Andrew and two St Christophers.

There are some carved bench ends, including a dog carrying a stolen goose, and a beautiful brass depicting a priest. Tucked away in the chancel is a door to a tiny underground room, originally a crypt, but also used to house prisoners being transported from King's Lynn to Norwich.

The church are currently hoping to conserve and restore a number of their wall paintings as well as repairing some of the other fixtures in the church.

The Bats

We plan to carry out full bat surveys at Brisley in summer 2020, which will help us plan and build new bat mitigation to help ease the church's problems.

Thanks to Tesco Bags of Help we're funding a report into the condition of the wall paintings here, and organising events and talks to share our findings.

Brisley will also host one of our cleaning workshops, giving church wardens advice on cleaning their historic churches.

Upcoming events

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