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The Chancel Arch



Today was my last day at my current job so i had a bit of free time to visit Berwick Church, East Sussex.

its a nice little church with some amazing artwork!

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Part of the United Benefice of Berwick and Selmeston-cum-Alciston, the church dedicated to St Michael and All Angels, is a Grade 1 listed building.[3] Built on what may be a pre-Christian sacred site, the church dates back at least to the 12th century, although the Saxon frontage appears to be earlier.[4] Additions were made in the 14th century, and a tower built in 1603, originally with a spire. The building suffered in the 18th century, losing its spire to lightning on 8 August 1773.

Several Victorian leaded windows were damaged by World War II bombs on 17 October 1944. They were replaced by clear glass, unusual in churches, for fear of further damage. However, some of the church's stained-glass windows survived.

The clear glass windows help to illuminate the church's unique murals. Partly inspired by the pre-Reformation practice of decorating churches with murals, these were painted during in 1941 by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and Quentin Bell, all of the Bloomsbury set. The murals depict local people, sometimes in period clothes, but set in biblical scenes. - Wiki
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GiovanniF's avatar
amazing work, love it :)