Stretton, St Nicholas

The Church

Built between 1086 and 1185, when it was granted to the Knights Templar, St Nicholas is probably the oldest church in Rutland. The original church was greatly extended in the C13th and extensively restored in 1881. Most of the woodwork is C19th.

The St Nicholas Community Project aims to create a parish community centre with flexible accommodation and modern amenities for public and private events, and to celebrate the heritage of the church.

 

The Bats

A survey in 2020 found a small colony of brown long-eared bats roosting in the church.

In collaboration with the Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group the church is planning a bat walk in September 2022 to help engage the village community with the bats in the church.

 

Upcoming events

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