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“The remarkable decorative scheme in Berwick Church is of national and even international importance.”
Sir Nicholas Serota

We are saving our unique murals and peaceful location for future generations to come. Support us in conserving the largest paintings by the Bloomsbury Group and to invite you in to experience our beautiful setting.

The Bloomsbury paintings in Berwick Church – the only example of the complete decoration of the interior of an ancient rural parish church in the UK by 20th century artists – are seriously deteriorating. The ancient fabric of the church lacks the facilities to allow us to work with visiting groups and the environmental controls needed to protect these spectacular murals.  Our project is to conserve the painted interior and undertake the extensive capital works to the church needed to stabilise and protect the paintings for future generations. Alongside this we will launch a varied programme of onsite and digital activities to widen our educational programmes which promote a better understanding of the relationship between faith and the arts. 

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...

Who were the Bloomsbury artists?

Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell lived at nearby Charleston . Find out more about this radical group of creatives in Sussex...

What is the history of Berwick Church?

St Michael's and All Angels Church in Berwick is an ancient church in the South Downs.
Find out more about its history...

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