The paintings in Berwick church are in urgent need of conservation. It is a major and challenging task but also an opportunity for the church to reconsider the way in which it serves the local and wider community. We have just heard that we have been successful in our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for what is called a ‘First Round Development Phase’. The funding will enable detailed proposals for a major project to be prepared for a ‘Second Round Application’ that will hopefully happen later this year.
During the Development Phase we will be planning activities and events with the local community and various other groups in and around the church that we hope will take place in 2019/2020. We also plan to host events for small groups of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals. Sussex University, Brighton University and Chichester University are interested in developing projects with students.
We aim to work with small groups on planned visits rather than increase the traffic of general tourists to the church. This will involve considerable organization supported by a team of volunteers and we hope that people from the local community will get involved.
The Berwick Conservation Trust has the challenging task of raising match funding for the HLF Second Round Application and more information about this will follow. It would be really helpful to begin to create a list of local people who are interested in supporting this project. If you are, then please contact the Trust Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.00 to 7.30 pm on Sunday 1st July at Berwick Church
You are invited to a programme of delightful songs led by Shirley Burrell. This is the seventh visit by this talented group. Free entry -