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Parish Magazine

The latest edition of the Wilmington parish magazine can be downloaded here.

Alfriston School and Berwick Church Swift Conservation Project 2017

For information about this fascinating project, please click here.

Echoing Air

7.00 pm Friday 18th August at Berwick church

Another opportunity to hear this professional ensemble that is coming all the way from America.  Echoing Air, with their two counter tenors accompanied by baroque instruments, specialise in English Baroque music. They will be over in Britain for the AIMS International Music Summer School and will give only two concerts - one in St Michael and All Angels in Berwick. An evening of Baroque music at its finest - don't miss it and spread the word please.

Tickets cost £12 available on the door, children under 16 free.

Four Quartets In Berwick Church

7.30 pm Saturday 9th September at Charleston Farmhouse

A stunning backdrop in which to hear TS Eliot's ‘Four Quartets’ by master storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge. Optional guided walk from Charleston to Berwick included in the ticket price. The walk will include talks on Eliot and readings of his poetry en route.

Tickets cost £18 (£16 concessions) - see

The Sussex Song Makers: From Bach to Betjeman

6:00 pm Saturday 16th September

The Sussex Song Makers, directed by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis, will present another mixed and exciting programme of music and poetry in aid of the mural restoration fund for Berwick Church.

Among the ensembles will be two sublime Bach Cantata duets, complimented by poetry, and a fascinating poem by JS Bach himself! A feast of early music by Monteverdi, Paisiello and Caldara will start the programme, with poems by Keats and Byron. The first half will end with Mozart's beautiful “Laudate Domine” for soloist and ensemble. The second half will be a mix with two Roger Quilter songs, one solo (Go lovely Rose) and the other an ensemble (Weep you no more) , complimented by a John Betjeman poem “A Subaltern's Love Song”. Other pieces by Liszt, John Rutter, Saint-Saëns, Elgar and Armstrong Gibbs will make up this entertaining and varied programme.

Since last year in this lovely church, the Sussex Song Makers have had much success, performing in St Paul’s church in Covent Garden, and returning next year for the third time. The poetry reader will be Nicholas Chisholm.


7.30pm Wednesday 20th September at Wilmington Church

Guitarist Richard Durrant presents a concert inspired by the British Isles: Bach - Durrant - Purcell - Elgar - British folk music.Tickets: £16, £15 (concessions), £5 (Under 18s) available from Clive Jones Tel. 01323 870149