Berwick Church is strongly linked with the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists being the home of extensive decorations painted by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Quentin Bell and which are generally regarded as being of national or even international importance.

The Church rector, Reverend Peter Blee, has recently published ‘The Bloomsbury Group in Berwick Church’ which tells the story of the commissioning of the works by Bishop George Bell. He will give us a talk based on his book as we sit within the church surrounded by the art and decorations themselves.

For those wishing to make a day of it Charleston Farm House, the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury group, is only three miles away and could be visited before the talk. Guided tours are half price for Art Fund members which should be pre-booked online. There are also two good pubs in the vicinity for lunch; more details can be given on booking.


This event has been organised by the Sussex Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

St Michael and All Angels Church

Berwick, Polegate, Polegate, BN26 6SR

Entry details

£22 (includes tea/coffee & cakes)

To book, please contact Hilary Stewart on sussex@artfund.org.uk



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