BERWICK CHURCH – 1 ½ miles (25 minute walk or 5 minutes by car) Open everyday
St Michael & All Angels is a grade 1 listed building in Berwick Village (pron: ber-rick) on what is thought to be a pre-Christian sacred site.
The church is most well known for the extensive 20th Century murals which cover the nave walls, chancel arch, screen and pulpit. These were painted during the Second World War by the Bloomsbury artists, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell.
The clear glass is a distinctive feature of the church. The Victorian plain leaded windows were damaged by bombs on Oct 17th 1944. Uncertain of whether there would be further damage and because of the cost, plate glass was inserted, which means it’s a light and airy church.