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Peace and beauty

I love visiting churches, but this is one my favourites. A peaceful stop out of the way of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RinnyWee
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Our Sons Wedding

What a beautiful country church. It's getting set for quite a bit of renovation. It will be money... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Localeaterinarea
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Ringmer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting churches, but this is one my favourites. A peaceful stop out of the way of the busyness of everyday life, Berwick Church is the perfect place to just sit, be and enjoy beauty. Fans of the Bloomsbury Group will, of course, be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful country church. It's getting set for quite a bit of renovation. It will be money well spent. The lady vicar was wonderful. She injected humour into the service. It was a lovely service. That comment was made by many people. I wish...More

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Reviewed 3 June 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 25 May 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.

Thank Fergal1014
Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank H19PPO
Reviewed 10 October 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 26 August 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 8 August 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

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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

Thank Alfieconnspurs
Reviewed 30 July 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

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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.
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