Our Champing Churches - main season is open March to October, with Lewes, Clifton, and Limpenhoe offering stays throughout the year.

Aldwincle, Northamptonshire – All Saints

This mellow medieval church was the original inspiration for the concept of Champing™ and has become a firm favourite with champers ever since, due to its beautiful village setting, lofty proportions and warmly welcoming atmosphere.

Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire – St Mary’s

St Mary’s Church in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, open for 2-5 overnight guests, with cyclists and walkers welcome. Perched in a dale surrounded by moorland, it’s a great stopover for those exploring or visiting nearby Richmond or Reeth.

Berden, Essex – St Nicholas Church

A well loved medieval church in the peaceful village of Berden. Comes complete with a kitchenette, so perfect for a longer stay. Lots to explore locally and close to Cambridge, Saffron Walden and in walking distance of Stansted Mountfitchet Champing™ church.

Claverley, Shropshire – All Saints’ Church

An impressive church with wall paintings and industrial history to explore in the surrounding area.

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Clifton, West Cumbria – St Luke’s Church

A small and beautiful Victorian church in West Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District and close to the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step inside and be amazed at the vibrant stained glass window which dominates the east end of the church – you’ll be sure to find a warm welcome in the lovely atmosphere! As well as onsite parking, St Luke’s comes complete with a kitchenette (microwave, toaster, fridge, and kettle) so you can create your own alternative room service!

Cooling, Kent – St James’ Church

Cooling, Kent – St James’ Church

For anyone with a love of Dickens, this church is an unmissable experience. The churchyard of St James was the inspiration for the atmospheric opening chapter of Great Expectations, where our hero Pip meets Magwitch amongst the marsh-misted tombstones.

Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire – St Mary’s Church

Edlesborough, Buckinghamshire – St Mary’s Church

Perched on a chalk hillock, above the village, St Mary’s is a prominent landmark and affords fine views across the vale of Aylesbury. Impressive from outside, inside it hides a treasure house of ancient delights to explore.

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Failand, North Somerset – St Bartholomew’s Church

Hidden away down a quiet country lane, St Bartholomew’s is a stunning Victorian church tucked between Bristol and the north Somerset coast. Offering a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom, it’s a great choice for a peaceful stay or discovering the local attractions.

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Fordwich, Kent – St Mary the Virgin

This small and welcoming church teeters behind the town square on the River Stour in the quaint and charming town of Fordwich, just three miles from Canterbury. Sitting On the Way of St Augustine, it’s a mellow medley of colour and texture that has been offering rest to weary pilgrims for centuries.

Friarmere, Lancashire – St Thomas

This Georgian preaching church sits dramatically on the horizon high above the town of Delph on the edge of Saddleworth Moor. Its brooding appearance belies a vibrant interior and breathtaking views.

Hilmarton, Wiltshire – St Laurence Church

You’re guaranteed a warm welcome from the latest community to offer Champing in their stunning 12th century church in Wiltshire. A great base for visiting the historic sites nearby, including Avebury and Stonehenge, or walking The North Wessex Downs or The Ridgeway.

Hindolveston, Norfolk – St George’s

St George the Martyr Hindolveston is one of ten churches in beautiful and historic North Norfolk, known as the B&Bs and we are delighted to begin offering beds as part of our hospitality. Right on our doorstep is the stunning North Norfolk coast. It is perfect for walkers, cyclists and for those touring in cars.

Holme Lacy, Herefordshire – St Cuthbert’s Church

Holme Lacy, Herefordshire – St Cuthbert’s Church

In a pretty and peaceful setting on a bend in the River Wye, looking across to the Herefordshire hills, this delightful church enjoys a rich collection of monuments and beautiful stained glass windows. Proximity to Hereford makes it a great location for exploring the area.

Langport, Somerset – All Saints

An impressively large church, with a stonking great tower on top of a very steep hill, All Saints looks out over the pretty Somerset village of Langport and its thriving independent High Street.

Lewes, East Sussex – Tom Paine’s Chapel

Thomas Paine’s Chapel in Lewes East Sussex and situated on the South Downs Way, making it an ideal stop-over for walkers and cyclists to explore ancient Lewes. Tom’s Chapel can accommodate up to 16 guests in it’s spacious refurbished hall, and with a kitchen onsite, private catering can be arranged on request.

Limpenhoe, Norfolk – St Botolph’s Church

A lovely 12th Century church in the Norfolk Broads National Park. Sleeps up to 4 guests for a peaceful stay with lots of countryside to explore all around.

Llanddona, Anglesey – St Dona’s Church

A simple church in a stunning location overlooking the unspoilt coastline of Anglesey in north Wales. Within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which graces much of Anglesey’s coast, St Dona’s has plenty to explore both locally and further afield, with good routes for cycling and walking too.

Longsleddale, Cumbria – St Mary’s

Perched in the middle of this green and pleasant valley and surrounded by towering mountains is the church of St Mary in Longsleddale, a non-CCT church offered by the Churches Trust for Cumbria.

Old Langho, Lancashire – St Leonard’s Church

Old Langho, Lancashire – St Leonard’s Church

This cosy Marian church is set in a small village in the heart of the Ribble valley. Inside the church you’ll find beautiful carved stone and woodwork, there’s a pub next door, gorgeous scenery nearby and a Michelin starred restaurant in the next village….

Queen Camel, Somerset – St Barnabas Church

This 14th century Grade I listed church with it’s impressive church features, includes a tall tower housing all together, the heaviest 6 peal church bells in the world! Situated along the Leland Trail, with walkers and cyclists welcome, sleeping up to 8 guests, with kitchenette and accessible flushing toilet included.

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex – St Mary the Virgin

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex – St Mary the Virgin

This medieval church, with parts dating back to the Norman conquest, and exceptional tomb figures stands on the edge of a peaceful Essex village, belying the convenience of the nearby motorway and airport.

Walkhampton, Dartmoor (near Plymouth) – St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s Walkhampton lies half a mile north of Walkhampton village on a lofty elevation bordering mysterious and romantic Dartmoor. Unusually it faces north-east, the point of sunrise on the longest day, and to Gipsy Rock, the meeting place of the Saxon Walkhampton Hundred….

Watlington, Oxfordshire – St Leonard’s

St Leonard’s Church in Watlington, South Oxfordshire, open for 1-4 overnight guests, with cyclists and walkers welcome. Nestled under the Chilterns and on the ancient Ridgeway, it’s a great stopover for those exploring or visiting nearby Oxford or Henley-on-Thames.

Whitgift, East Riding of Yorkshire - St Mary Magdalene

Whitgift, East Riding of Yorkshire – St Mary Magdalene

St Mary Magdalene is perfect for walkers and cyclists, with the Marshland Trail and RSPB nature walks to explore from your church doorstep. A flushing toilet and kitchen facilities, along with toaster and microwave, make this is an ideal base to explore the stunning nature reserves locally or simply a peaceful place to unplug.

Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire – St Peter’s Church

Wolfhampcote, Warwickshire – St Peter’s Church

This beautiful and peaceful 14th Century church is the sole survivor of the lost village of Wolfhampcote, which lies buried to the North. A hardy exterior conceals an orderly and serene interior, with limewashed walls scattering light across the space.

Wroxeter, Shropshire – St Andrew’s

What did the Romans ever do for us? If you stay in St Andrew’s this summer, the answers are literally on your doorstep as it is next to Viroconium. An archaeologist’s delight, parts of the church are constructed from Roman remains, but the many additions over the centuries make it a fascinating stay.