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Parish Magazine

The latest edition of the Wilmington parish magazine can be downloaded here.

Alfriston School and Berwick Church Swift Conservation Project 2017

For information about this fascinating project, please click here.

Berwick Church Painting Restoration and Conservation Appeal

The paintings in Berwick church are in urgent need of conservation. It is a major and challenging task but also an opportunity for the church to reconsider the way in which it serves the local and wider community. We have just heard that we have been successful in our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for what is called a ‘First Round Development Phase’. The funding will enable detailed proposals for a major project to be prepared for a ‘Second Round Application’ that will hopefully happen later this year.

During the Development Phase we will be planning activities and events with the local community and various other groups in and around the church that we hope will take place in 2019/2020. We also plan to host events for small groups of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals. Sussex University, Brighton University and Chichester University are interested in developing projects with students.

We aim to work with small groups on planned visits rather than increase the traffic of general tourists to the church. This will involve considerable organization supported by a team of volunteers and we hope that people from the local community will get involved.

The Berwick Conservation Trust has the challenging task of raising match funding for the HLF Second Round Application and more information about this will follow. It would be really helpful to begin to create a list of local people who are interested in supporting this project. If you are, then please contact the Trust Secretary:

Peter Blee

Invitation to Breakfast

8.00 for 8.30 am on Saturday, 9th June 2018 at Ripe Village Hall

At the Deanery Ladies Breakfast we will welcome Rev Revd Chris Doherty to speak. Her talk is entitled “The Power of Companionship” (Or what not to say to anyone recently bereaved).
The breakfast cost is £5 per head, payable at the door. For catering purposes, please ring in advance to say you are coming - Tel: Jane Anderson on 01323 870075.