16th May 2016

Window commemorating Victorian naturalist Gilbert White

Managing bats in church buildings was the focus of a one day conference of national and local representatives from the church, built heritage and conservation sectors on 13th May. The event was organised by a partnership of Natural England, the Church of England, Historic England, the Bat Conservation Trust and Churches Conservation Trust to give all interested parties the chance to discuss the outcome of recent research, practical ideas about living with bats and the priorities for the future.

A full report of the workshop and access to recordings of the presentations will be available on www.batsandchurches.org.uk in June. Twitter #batsinchurches