2019 Church Architecture Awards


Has your church opened a new extension, completed a re-ordering scheme or undergone a major repair or conservation project? If so, you can enter it for the 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.

Three prizes will be awarded:

  • 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.

Enter your church today

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. 

St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, winner of the 2018 Presidents’ Award.

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.

Emilly Allen, Church Buildings Missioner in the Diocese of Chester says maintaining our church buildings is important. She says: "Maintaining and enhancing our church buildings is a strong witness that the Christian faith is very much alive and making a positive difference in our communities - our buildings ‘speak’ to people in wider society. These awards are a great way of recognising and celebrating the buildings that are reaching high standards in their restoration and reordering work." 



An information day for PCC members considering altering their church building

Are you considering a re-ordering project? Whatever your project, big or small, the Diocese of Chester is here to help and assist you. Join us for an information day and introduction to the DAC. 

Page last updated: 31st May 2019 3:30 PM