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Berwick Church will be CLOSED January and February for Phase 2 building works. Sunday Worship will continue at 11 a.m. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please click below for a virtual tour created by Art Lewry and Jack Beccegato 

The PCC wish to appoint an ‘Outreach and Engagement Facilitator’ to bring those who might benefit most from visiting to the newly restored church. And particularly with a focus on harnessing the gifts of beauty, history, spirituality and environment in ways which promote wellbeing and spirituality.

Art – Faith – Community – Environment

Phase 2 consists of necessary works to complete and safeguard the restoration project and provide facilities for visitors.  If you would like to help us please donate:
1.            The addition of a small W.C. extension to the north of the tower,
2.            The creation of an airlock porch by bringing out the porch
3.            The lowering of the path around the tower to reduce damp ingress.

St Michael and All Angels church in Berwick, East Sussex is most well-known for its extensive 20th  Century paintings by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell, which were commissioned during the Second World War by Bishop Bell (see Bloomsbury in Berwick).

This ancient parish church lies in the beautiful South Downs National Park with spectacular views of the escarpment of the Downs to the south

Our Vision

1: to offer the church and its natural surroundings as a spiritual sanctuary and place of retreat, creativity and reflection.
2: to promote the importance of the relationship between contemporary artists and the life of church.

We offer this in four main ways; art (see Arts), faith, community (see Outreach and Engagement) and environment.

Why do we need to conserve the paintings?

The paintings are showing signs of damage with paint beginning to flake away. Find out more about why we need to take action now...

Saving Berwick


In Spring 2019 the church was awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant providing 63% of the cost of restoring and conserving the paintings in Berwick Church. We still need to raise more funds to complete this urgent and challenging project. Please make a donation. For more information see 'Saving Berwick'

Volunteer at Berwick Church

We rely on volunteers to keep the church doors open, welcome visitors to understand and experience the Bloomsbury paintings.

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