The Church

Banningham is an unusual church in the middle of the village, with a multi-stage tower and a thatched chancel.

Inside is a fine collection of early stained glass, including an image of a church and an angel with eyed feathers.

There are several wall paintings in the nave, including St George and the dragon, and St Christopher. These are clearly earlier than the windows that neatly cut off the corners of the paintings.

The church is very active and supported by a caring local Friends Group. Part of the churchyard is managed for wildlife.

The Bats

Banningham church is home to both Pipistrelle and Brown-long Eared bats.

The project will help the church arrange a series of fundraising activities that will cover the cost of cleaning the church.

We will also be offering specialist cleaning advice, and sharing our research in to the effect of bats on wall paintings, which will help the church to conserve their own paintings in the nave.

Upcoming events

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