The first ever National Church Awards to celebrate churches and the people who look after them are now open for entries.
It’s organised by the National Churches Trust and is open to any church, chapel or meeting house in the UK. The categories for the awards are church architecture, church maintenance, church volunteers and church tourism There’s also a special prize for the UK’s ‘Church of the Year’.
Claire Walker, chief executive of the National Churches Trust, said: “Churches, chapels and meeting houses are impressive, exciting and surprising. We want to keep them open and in use.”
“Our new National Church Awards bring together all that is brilliant about the work happening in and around church buildings. Architecture, conservation, maintenance, supporting volunteers and providing a great welcome are all hugely important to the future of our churches.”
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Source: Premier Christian News