2016 Church Architecture Awards shortlists announced

Published: Friday, September 23, 2016

 

Three shortlists for the 2016 Church Architecture Awards have been announced by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust.

Winning entries will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held at St Mellitus College, London SW5 on Thursday, 3 November 2016. The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO ARIBA will announce the 2016 winners of the Presidents' Award for new church architecture. Prince Nicholas von Preussen will announce the 2016 winner of the King of Prussia Gold Medal for repair and conservation architecture.

Full details of all the shortlisted entries can be found on our 2016 Church Architecture Awards pages.

Presidents' Award for new church architecture. 

In 2016, for the first time, there are two shortlists for the Presidents' Award for new church architecture; one for new church buildings and one for reordering, extensions or alterations to existing church buildings.  The Presidents' Award will be awarded to the winning scheme in each of the two categories. You can see photos of all the shortlisted entries on our Flickr webpage.

1. Shortlist for new church buildings

Three projects have been shortlisted for the category of new church buildings.

  • Cambridge Community Church - Architects, Barbar Casanovas Ruffles
  • Edgware, London - St Peter's church, Stonegrove – Architects, Sprunt
  • Wass, Yorkshire - Stanbrook Abbey Church – Architects, Feilden Clegg and Bradley Studios

2. Shortlist for reordering, extensions or alterations to existing church buildings

Five projects have been shortlisted for the category of reordering, extensions or alterations to existing church buildings.

  • Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne - Jesmond URC church – Architects, Pascal J Stienlet and Son
  • Spitalfields, London - Christ Church – Architects, Dow Jones Architects
  • Wandsworth, London - Holy Trinity church – Architects, HMDW Architects Ltd
  • Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire - St Mary the Virgin church – Architects, Conservation Architects LLP
  • Wymondham, Norfolk - St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham Abbey - Architects, Freeland Rees Roberts Architects

The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association President and the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. Projects are eligible if they have been completed within the last three years or after the Practical Completion stage in their development. The award is open to church buildings of all Christian denominations in the UK.

The award comprises a chalice and paten, commissioned by the Incorporated Church Building Society, and made after World War II. It was originally loaned to a new or seriously war damaged church. This year, the chalice and paten will be lent to the two winning churches to be held by them for six months each.  The two winning churches will each receive a £500 prize.

King of Prussia Gold Medal for repair and conservation architecture

Five projects have been shortlisted for the 2016 King of Prussia Gold Medal church architecture award. You can see photos of all the shortlisted entries on our Flickr webpage.

  • Ebbesbourne Wake - St John the Baptist church – Architects Philip Hughes Associates

Full interior restoration, roof and guttering repairs.

  •  High Bickington, Devon - St Mary's church – Architects, Jonathan Rhind Architects

Tower and belfry repairs and structural reinforcement.

  •  Manchester - St Chad's church – Architects,  Lloyd Evans Prichard

Re-roofing, turret restorations, gutter repairs.

  •  New Brighton - St James church – Architects, Lloyd Evans Prichard

Spire re-building and restoration.

  •  Rusholme, Manchester - Holy Trinity church -  Architects, Butress

Spire repair and restoration

The award is open to the architect or chartered surveyor on any scheme of repair for a church or chapel of any Christian denomination in the UK, in use for regular worship, and over one hundred years old. The scheme must have been funded by a grant or loan from the National Churches Trust, or would have been eligible for such a grant or loan, and have been completed within the last three years.

The winning architect will receive the King of Prussia Gold Medal, the gift of King Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795 – 1861) to the Incorporated Church Building Society in 1857. The award has been made annually since the early 1980s, when the medal was re-discovered during an office move. The medal is held by the winning architect for one year and afterwards a silver replica is provided. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.