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Always wanted to see this church

My friend from India was here for a visit and when I saw her in India we saw temples so I thought... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Beautiful little Church with murals by Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant who lived at Charleston... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Berwick, Polegate, England
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

My friend from India was here for a visit and when I saw her in India we saw temples so I thought she may like to see this church and I had also wanted to visit it. It is a small but such a delightful...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Beautiful little Church with murals by Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant who lived at Charleston Farmhouse nearby. Stunning view of the Downs at the rear of the Church. The murals need saving, donations required.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

This is the church that the Bloomsbury Group frequented and painted. It has a lightness and freshness, in part because low clear windows allow the worshipper or visitor to see straight out across the fields in all directions and partly because of the appealing beauty...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

To go to Charleston and then not to proceed to Berwick Church is like having a cookery book but not then experiencing its most special recipe. Perhaps the lovely, decorated fire surrounds and other art works in the farmhouse suffice for some people, but I...More

Thank Ted_Caylus
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This is a fine example of an old country church which was, and remains, the site of pioneering 20th century redecoration. Traditional stained glass windows were blown out by bombing in the Second World War and rather than recreating them, the brave decision was taken...More

Thank portatheque
Reviewed August 8, 2017

What a beautiful and surprising church! A tiny place of worship in the middle of nowhere, beautiful views across the fields and to Charleston where Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant lived. The inside is an absolute revelation with all the murals that were painted by...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Beautiful. Lovely serene place set in beautiful grounds with lovely views and gorgeous gardens. a must see for anyone in the area

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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I'm not religious but I love churches and this is one of the best I've visited. Simply beautiful with hand painted murals in the walls. Lots of history spelt out for you. The grounds and gardens are charming and the views on the downs behind...More

Thank john d
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Over the years we have frequently visited the church at Berwick. Inside it is amazingly peaceful - the quiet is almost deafening;whether you have a religious faith or not, a church is a good place to seek a bit of peace and solitude from the...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2016

Most years we make the trip to Berwick Church for Midnight Mass. It is absolutely tiny and is always full to bursting for this beautiful candlelit service. Surrounded by truly exquisite murals by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell and accompanied by church bells...More

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Lorraine F
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Response from portatheque | Reviewed this property |
Mine was based on a visit in August 2017, but in any event the good news is that the church remains as it was when the Charleston set did their fine work after the WW2 bomb damage to the windows.