Coming Soon: Teacher Twilight Session

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of tea and cake where you will discover how a visit to Berwick Church can support your students learning in subjects such as Art, History, Geography, Religious Education and support Wellbeing. Rev’d Peter Blee will provide insight into the history of this small, rural 12th century…

Conserving a Unique Wall Painting at Petra, Jordan

an illustrated presentation by Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby Sunday 14th November – arrival from 3pm, talk commences at 3:30 with refreshments after the talk  Venue to be confirmed Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby are wall painting conservators with a portfolio of UK and international work. The ancient city of Petra in Jordan is famous…

The Painted Churches of Ethiopia: Preserving a Fragile Heritage

an illustrated presentation by Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby Sunday 7th November – arrival from 3pm, talk commences at 3:30 with refreshments after the talk  Venue to be confirmed Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby are wall painting conservators with a portfolio of UK and international work. The rock-cut and constructed churches of Ethiopia preserve an…

Community Dig

Join us on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2021 9:30-4:30 for an exciting community dig where we will be opening up a series of trenches and test pits in the field in front of Berwick Church, following the results of our Geophysical Survey.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to excavate using shovels, spades and…

Geophysical Survey

Join us on Saturday 7th August 2021 9:30-4:30 for a chance to take part in an exciting Geophysical Survey led Surveyor, David Staveley and Senior Project Manager, Caroline Russell from Chris Butler Archaeological Services Ltd. As part of this community event, volunteers will help to investigate the field in front of Berwick Church using resistivity…

I Do Set My Bow – Genesis 9:13

After major conservation and renovation works to this beloved Downland church, the murals and frescoes by Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Quentin Bell and Angelica Garnett have been restored and preserved for the future. Over seventy years later, Julian Bell joins his family in painting the interior of Berwick Church with the altar reredos…

The Waves at Berwick Church: 90th Anniversary Performance

In celebration of 90 years since the publication of Virginia Woolf’s most poetic work ‘The Waves’, a digital performance has been created combining music, from Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, withwords and art. The performance, which forms part of the Charleston Festival Edit, was filmed at Berwick Church, drawing inspiration from the Bloomsbury murals which reflect on the grief felt by the death of Vanessa…

Holy Ground 17th, 18th and 19th September 2021

Holy Ground is an exciting three-day conference exploring themes of art, the environment and their relationship with faith. Through a series of presentations, panel debates and discussions we will explore; how artists can contribute to the life of a rural church taking inspiration from the natural environment and religious traditions. the challenges facing the natural…