National Church Awards 2022
We're really excited about our awards this year and hope that you will be inspired to enter your church, project, architect or volunteer to win one of the prizes.
This is the first year that we have brought all our awards together into one event, it's also the first year we have opened them up for any church, chapel or meeting house across the UK to be nominated.
This year our judges will also be finding the UK's Church of the Year, a very special award.
We will be celebrating the winners at a glorious high tea, held at the Mercers' Company Livery Hall in October 2022.
This year's awards are:
- Church architecture awards
- Church maintenance awards
- Church tourism awards
- Church volunteer awards
- Friends award
- Church of the year award
You can find details of all the awards below. Please ensure you read the specific requirements and guidelines for the award(s) you are interested in; be especially aware of closing dates, as these differ for each award.
You can nominate your church or project for more than one award.
If you want to enter more than one award, you will need to do so seperately for each award you enter. Some of the questions are similar across the different awards. We recommend that you download the guidelines / questions first and prepare your information before you make your entry. That means that you will have the information you need readily to hand.
You can find each of the award categories below. You will be able to amend your submission right up to the closing date.
These awards are open to churches, chapels and meeting houses across the UK. We know there is a great deal of amazing work happening at Cathedrals, which is often nominated for and wins other national awards. For this reason our awards are not open to cathedrals.
It's really important to us and our partners that it is easy for you to submit a nomination for our awards. We are using an online platform called Zealous to make the process straightforward so as many churches, architects and volunteers as possible can take part. If you have problems making an online entry, you can see help articles on their website here