Berwick Church is open everyday of the year unless there is a service or special event taking place. However we are anticipating building work beginning in September and continuing for 3 to 4 months during which time the church will have to be closed.
Sunday Worship – to which visitors are welcome – takes place at 11 a.m. on most Sundays of the year.
Bus and Rail Services to Berwick Church
A Rider Bus Service 125/38 operates Monday to Saturday along the A27 from Lewes to Alfriston stopping at Berwick Village crossroads turning about 0.34 miles from Berwick church.
Please click here for a Lewes area timetable.
Berwick railway station is a 1.32 mile walk from the church (the majority of which is on a dedicated public footpath and cycleway).
The Cuckmere Valley Rambler Bus operates an hourly service from Berwick Station to Alfriston at weekends and on public holidays (except Good Friday); this calls at Berwick Village crossroads. The service is timed to connect with certain trains. A limited service operates on weekdays. Please click here for details.
The church welcomes visiting groups. Please contact our Visitor Coordinator in advance. Letting us know when you are coming and who you are bringing is a great help to us.
Visitor Coordinator: Hilary Stewart
Tel: 01323 811681. Send an email
We would be delighted to offer a guided talk to visiting groups who come to see the paintings and can tailor the talk to suit the group’s requirements and interests. We invite a donation of £4.50 per person which goes towards church funds and volunteer travelling expenses. (For groups of less than 12 a donation £54.00 is requested).
Berwick welcomes charitable groups and organisations to enjoy the beauty and surroundings of the church. We are glad to offer refreshments and allow groups to undertake activities in the church by prior arrangement.
Access to the church carpark is only suitable for a minibus or car. There is no coach access to the church. Coaches should not drive beyond The Cricketers Inn at the bottom of the village. From here it is about a 350 yds walk up the lane to the church carpark and from there another 150 yds to the church.
For smaller parties there is a small carpark and then a walk of about 150 yds to the church. The final approach to the church is up a slight gradient.
At present there is only a compost loo and this is opened on request for visiting groups. There will be a disabled W.C. in the church from spring 2020.
The five churches in the Benefice are set in some of the most beautiful scenery in Sussex. There is a good network of well-used paths and bridleways connecting them, and a wide variety of public houses and tea rooms, etc, en route.
A suggested circular walk is available here.
For a glimpse of some of the flora and fauna you may see whist walking, please click here.
Further Ideas and Information
You may be interested in the following website links:
The Diocese of Chichester
Archbishop of Canterbury
The Church of England
Alciston and Selmeston Village Hall Website
Berwick Parish Council
Arlington Bluebell Walk
East Sussex County Council Rights of Way Maps
Adobe Reader (Download the reader to view PDF documents on this site.)
Christian Enquiry Agency
If you would like free information about the life of Jesus Christ, send your name and address to:
Christian Enquiry Agency,
South Croydon, CR2 8UZ
Web site: www.rejesus.co.uk
The Christian Enquiry Agency is supported by all the major church groups in England.
No further contact will be made unless requested.