THE annual arts and crafts exhibition at St Nicholas’s Church, Bramber, raised £1,000 to help maintain the 3Bs churches.
Over the whole bank holiday weekend there were paintings, prints, ceramic works, wood work, turned objects, jewellery and other crafts displayed throughout the church, which sits over the Adur Valley.
The 3Bs churches comprise St Nicholas’s of Bramber, St Peter’s of Upper Beeding and St Boltolph’s, all of which benefit from the arts exhibition and funds go towards structural repair maintenance.
Local artist Granville Cayley said: “It was pretty good and although it was less than last year we were quite happy with the results.
“People were interested in the place and because of the bank holiday, everyone was in a good mood.
“However, not that many pictures sold and it has gone down year by year.
“When it started seven years ago it went like a rocket but in the last two to three years the economy has affected people spending money on art pieces.”
The money raised was mainly from the sales of greeting cards.
As well as art and craft pieces there was also a selection of home-made cakes from local bakers.
Granville Cayley added: “It’s a delightful setting, up at the church, and, of course, the money is for maintaining the churches which are decaying slowly and surely.”
Granville runs a fine art watercolour class at one of the 3Bs churches, St Peter’s ng, on Tuesday mornings.