Faculty Applications

Faculty application for the replacement of pews with stackable pews January 14th 2020

Now that the new floor and interior at Berwick Church has been experienced by parishoners and others, the PCC have decided  to request permission to retain the flexibility and visual quality of the open space by replacing the existing pews (which are half Victorian and half 20th Century) with stackable pews. This will allow different configurations of seating for different services, events and activities. It will increase the accessibility and allow greater freedom of movement.

Stackable Pews

Victorian Pews

A detailed Statement of Need which describes the proposals and the context can be viewed at



NOTICE IS GIVEN that we are applying to the Consistory Court of the diocese for permission to carry out the following: The replacement of the existing Victorian and 20th Century fixed pews with stackable pews made by Treske. The existing pews to be sold and the memorial plaques on the 20th century pews to be retained and archived. Copies of the relevant plans and documents may be examined at St Michael and All Angels, Berwick BN26 6SR. Details of the application are contained within the Statement of Need which can be  found at https://facultyonline.churchofengland.org/FAS/ApplicationPublicNotice.aspx?Id=54425

If you wish to object to any of the works or proposals you should send a letter or email stating the grounds of your objection to
The Diocesan Registrar at Chichester Diocesan Registry, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London  SE1 9BB. 
so that your letter reaches the registrar not later than 13/02/2021. A letter of objection must include your name and address and state whether you live in the parish and/or your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you have an interest in the matter.