The Church

St Swithin's sits just outside the village of Old Weston in the very west of Cambridgeshire.

The north doorway dates from around 1200, and the mostly square west tower has an octagonal upper level.

Inside is a whole suite of wall paintings, discovered during restoration in 1895. These are mostly 14th century and include the enthroning of a bishop, a wheel of fortune and the beheading of St John. There are figures of St Catherine and St Margaret in the splay of the east window.

The church is currently on the Heritage at Risk register and the community are fundraising for major repairs to the chancel and the inside of the tower.

The Bats

The project had planned to fund full surveys for the church in summer 2021. However with the pressures of the pandemic this church is having to consider its future.

We will be helping to support the church throughout this process and providing any advice on information on managing the bats in the future.

 

Upcoming events

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