The Church

There has been a church at Brampton since the time of the Domesday Book, however the current church was mostly built in the 15th century and restored in 1877.

The highlight of the church are the misericords in the 14th century choir stalls. These include carving of rural activities including reaping and sheep shearing. The East window is by Kempe & Co and shows saints including Hugh the Bishop of Lincoln who built Buckden Palace a few miles away from Brampton.

There is also a monument to the sister of Samuel Pepys, whose family lived at nearby Hinchinbrooke.

St Mary Magdalene holds four services a month, there is an active bell ringing group and the church supports the local Mothers' Union, Youth Café, Junior Church and a toddler group.

The Solutions

The church has a large colony of Pipistrelle bats which roost throughout the church, but especially directly over the chancel arch. This obviously causes huge disruption in the church and can severely affect services.

The project has commissioned Bernwood Ecology to carryout a series of surveys in summer 2021 which will help us plan mitigation to limit the damage caused by the bats.

The church are keen to celebrte their local wildlife, and we will also be helping the church with a range of events to encourage the local community to visit the church, and working with local schools.

Upcoming events

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