Art – Faith – Community – Environment

We have raised the majority of the funding to complete the project and have £15,000 still to raise. If you would like to help us reach our target please support us by: 

  • making a donation,
  • signing up to a newsletter,
  • offering to volunteer. 

To find out about the progress of our project, please see ‘News’ for our latest update.
We thank you for your continued support. 

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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