Songs of Solace and Hope

August 22nd 2021 at 3pm Emma Bell, internationally renowned soprano, will sing musical pieces to sooth the soul. During the pandemic some people have lost loved ones in tough circumstances and Emma is offering her musical gifts as a help to heal the heart. Through the beauty of music and poetry she hopes that people…

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…

Cuckmere Pilgrim Path – new footsteps on ancient paths

The Rev’d Peter Blee, Rector of St Michael and All Angels, Berwick, 18 February, 7pm  Cuckmere Pilgrim Path – new footsteps on ancient paths Peter Blee reflects on the Cuckmere Pilgrim Path, a recently created route encompassing seven rural Sussex churches in a circular walk, through the centre of which runs the Cuckmere River. Included…

EVENT CANCELLED Berwick Church Community Archaeology Project Talk

EVENT CANCELLED Friday 28th February, Alciston & Selmeston Village Hall, The Street, Selmeston,East Sussex, BN26 6UG Join us at Alciston& Selmeston Village Hall on Friday 28th February 7.30 -9pm foran introductory talk, kicking off our exciting Community Archaeology Project. The talkwill explore the archaeological and historical background of Berwick, andexamine the archaeological research project associated…

Conserving wall paintings: from Berwick church to rock-cut churches in Ethiopia

an illustrated presentation by Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby Save the Date: Sunday 8th September Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby are wall painting conservators with a portfolio of UK and international work, who have been appointed to treat the murals at Berwick Church. On Sunday 8th September they will give an illustrated presentation about their…

Cuckmere Pilgrim Walk

Saturday 29th June 2019 8am Join Revd Peter Blee for a gentle 15km circular walk through beautiful landscape. Departing from Berwick Church Carpark at 8 am, this walk visits 5 ancient rural churches with an amazing cooked breakfast available at Selmeston. To book your breakfast, please call 01323 811380 or email janet.matthews1@btinternet.com The walk will…

Berwick Church Community Archaeology

14th July 2019 3:00-5:00 Join us on Sunday 14th July to learn more about archaeology in your area with expert Chris Butler MIfA, Cert Ed. Hear about the exciting forthcoming project at Berwick Church and discover the techniques used to reveal our past. Bring along your Local Finds for Identification Learn about Archaeology in your…

An Afternoon Celebration in Words and Music

Sunday 9 June 2019 Doors at 15.30, Celebration starts 16.00 Please join us to celebrate our award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and significant local and national donations which will allow the Church of St Michael and All Angels to commence the ambitious project to conserve paintings and stabilise the church environment. Tickets free…

A new artistic commission for Berwick Church

Sunday 5 May 2019 Doors at 15.30, Talk starts 16.00 Painter Julian Bell and Rector Peter Blee discuss Bell’s recent commission to produce a painting for the reredos in Berwick Church; reflecting on the Berwick paintings of both his grandmother Vanessa Bell and father Quentin Bell. Tickets £12, includes wine and cake Church of St…

The Bloomsbury Group in Berwick Church

Visit and Talk St Michael and All Angels Church 27 February 2019    14:00 until 16:00 A unique opportunity to hear all about the paintings in Berwick Church from the Rector, Reverend Peter Blee, who has recently published ‘The Bloomsbury Group in Berwick Church’ which tells the story of the commissioning of the works by…

Performance at the Towner Gallery

  22nd March @ 6.30pm Reception to be followed by: Dramatised and Illustrated Story of the Bloomsbury Paintings at Berwick At The Towner Gallery, College Road, Eastbourne Tickets:  £17.  Please follow the link below: [maxbutton id=”3″ ]