A stained glass window showing a brown long eared bat against clear glass surrounded by yellow scrolls

Netherseal, St Peter

Originally C13th with a C15th tower St Peter’s was rebuilt in the 1870s. A beautiful stained glass bat graces the St Francis window.

Stone church as sun is setting with shadows and yew trees

Nempnett Thrubwell, The Blessed Virgin Mary

The remote, peaceful church of The Blessed Virgin Mary houses a fine oak rood loft and screen separating the nave and the chancel, as well as a large maternity colony of soprano pipistrelles.

Exterior of stone church from south with iron lampost beside path leading to south porch

Low Catton, All Saints

All Saints church boasts a splendid William Morris stained glass window and a very long-established colony of Natterer’s bats.

Church tower with clock and ironwork arch over gate

Loppington, St Michael and All Angels

This handsome Grade I listed church is home to at least three species of bat.

Church stained glass window with Red Arrow plane and regimental arms

Little Rissington, St Peter

The Grade II* medieval church of St Peter sits within the Little Rissington Conservation Area, a short distance from the village in an elevated picturesque position overlooking the Windrush valley.

Stone tower and nave with brick South Chapel and gravestones in foreground

Hunsdon, St Dunstan

Dedicated to St Dunstan, this large medieval Grade I listed church lies about 1 mile from the village of Hunsdon and has intriguing Tudor connections.

Stone church with bell tower and black and red roof tiles in a striped pattern

Hope Bowdler, St Andrew

St Andrew’s parish church was rebuilt in the 1860s and is notable for its fine stained glass windows.

Main entrance to old church with tower, table tombs in churchyard

Holcombe Old Church

A romantic, atmospheric church with a treasure trove of Georgian furnishings, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Inside church nave with Royal Arms above organ

Hoby, All Saints

The village church of All Saints occupies an elevated position within the village and has a churchyard enclosed by a stone boundary wall, filled with gravestones, many from the local slate.

Exerior of stone church with spire, showing south aisle, porch and chancel

Greetham, St Mary

The pretty Grade I listed medieval church of St Mary’s has some fine carved C17th wooden panelling in the chancel, and is also home to maternity roosts of pipistrelles and Natterer’s bats.