Enter your church building project for the 2019 Church Architecture Awards - Press Release from The National Churches Trust

Posted on Monday 20 May 2019
If your church has opened a new extension, completed a re-ordering scheme or undergone a major repair or conservation project, enter it for 2019 Church Architecture Awards!

Run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association, the awards celebrate excellence and creativity in church architecture. 

There are three prizes up for grabs. 

  • The Presidents' Award is for the best new church buildings and new designs in church re-ordering, alterations or extensions.  It is awarded on behalf of the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association President.
  • The King of Prussia Gold Medal is for the best church conservation or repair projects. 
  • The Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year recognises the contribution being made to church buildings by architects in the early stages of their career. 

The awards are open to projects including re-orderings, roof, spire or tower repairs as well as for extensions and new buildings. 

The judges, who include HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Revd Lucy Winkett, are always on the lookout for small projects, using specialist or innovative techniques, as well as major schemes. 

Entering a project for the Church Architecture Awards is free!  If your project is shortlisted, you will be invited to the awards ceremony in a prestigious London venue on 31 October 2019. 

Nominations can be made online by completing a simple form. Make sure you have good photographs of the project as that helps judges deciding which entries to shortlist. 

The closing date for nominations is 1 July 2019.  

 

NOTES TO EDITORS 

PHOTOS SHOW THE KING OF PRUSSIA GOLD MEDAL, THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AT THE 2018 CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AWARDS, THE NEW SERVERY AT ST MARY’S CHURCH MELTON MOBRAY (WINNER OF THE 2018 PRESIDENTS’ AWARD) AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH, PADDINGTON, LONDON RECEIVING THE 2018 KING OF PRUSSIA GOLD MEDAL AWARD. 

  1. Full details at: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/how-we-help/2019-architecture-awards 
  1. If you'd like to someone about the awards, please contact  info@nationalchurchestrust.orgor phone 020 7222 0605. 
  1. About the National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust is the leading national independent charity concerned with the protection and welfare of churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the United Kingdom. We aim to:

a) Provide grants for the repair, maintenance and modernisation of church buildings

b) Act as a catalyst to improve and bring more resources to the management of church buildings

c)  Promote the value of church buildings to the community at large

For more information visit www.nationalchurchestrust.org

 

PRESS CONTACT 

Eddie Tulasiewicz – Head of Communications

eddie@nationalchurchestrust.org

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