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Arts at Berwick

The Conservation Project 2020

A six-year project to assess the condition, restore and conserve the Bloomsbury paintings came to fruition in 2020. The project received a 63% grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund. We are grateful to all those who supported this project.

The works included:

  • Removing and insulating the roof
  • Digging up the floor, installing underfloor heating and laying new handmade Aldershaw floor tiles
  • Installing a sustainable ground source heating system consisting of four boreholes each a depth of 150 m (492 ft) and building a plant room to house the equipment
  • The restoration of the paintings by the international conservators Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby
  • Installation of a new audio visual system to allow digital contributions or ‘offerings’
  • An environmental control system which also provides comfortable heating of the space when in use for services and events
  • A fully accessible toilet extension and kitchenette
  • New stackable pews to allow for a more flexible use of the space
  • A sound box to allow visitors to access musical offerings performed and recorded in the church or in response to it
  • New LED lights were installed to view the paintings in the best light.

If you would like to find out more about the Restoration Project, please contact the Benefice Administrator