Guided tour of the Berwick church and talk on the Bloomsbury murals
Talk and Tour | Berwick Church
Thursday 20 October 2016 - 11:00 until 12:30
The church is a Grade I listed building. It is built on what may well be a a pre-Christian sacred site, from which there are magnificent views of the South Downs. The Bloomsbury murals cover the nave walls, chancel arch, screen and pulpit. They were painted during WW2 by the Bloomsbury artists Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell - all of whom were part of the Bloomsbury Group whose spiritual home in Sussex was Charleston Farmhouse - not far from Berwick church between the villages of Firle and Selmeston. Other members of the Bloomsbury Group included Virginia Woolf, her sister and John Maynard Keynes.
Berwick church is a little gem of a church. Its pre-Christian, Saxon, Middle Ages, Reformation and Victorian history will all be addressed in the tour and talk.Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am and the tour and talk - given by Linda Hallums whose knowledge of both the Church and the Murals is second to none - will commence at 11am.
This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.