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John Betjeman Award - Entries are now invited

Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2019
Established in 1990 and named in honour of writer, conservation campaigner and Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Committee member Sir John Betjeman, this award celebrates excellence in the repair of places of worship of all denominations and faiths in England, Wales and the Isle of Man.

The award is given for repairs to a specific element of a building, rather than for a general programme of works, and projects must have been completed within the previous 18 months.

Work of any scale is eligible but must be to the fabric of the building (e.g. tower, wall, roof, floor) or to a significant element of its furnishing (e.g. monument, screen, tomb, pew, pulpit). Cathedrals are not eligible.

Importantly, the award is always made to the building rather than to an individual, so this is a chance for a whole community to celebrate the quality of work completed in its building.

You can learn more about the award and how you might choose to enter via the SPAB website here -


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