National Church Awards Visit Your Finalist Day: how to visit a winning church

On Saturday 18 November, many of our winners and finalists from the National Church Awards will be open!

Their doors will be unlocked, ready for you to visit and explore their beautiful buildings.

With 45 churches and chapels – spread right across the UK – why not pick one (or more) to visit? 

We’ve created a handy map, so you can find a church near you to explore. Simply click on the icons for more information about the church.

We are adding to this page as more finalists confirm their opening times. Please keep checking back.

Celebrating and sharing the good news

“There’s something about churches that makes me want to go inside and explore what’s going on.” 
Hugh Dennis, comedian, actor and co-host of the National Church Awards. 

Churches have an amazing story to tell. From their beautiful buildings to the volunteers that are keeping them well maintained and open for all. The National Church Awards is a celebration of the good that churches, and their buildings, do.  

Do join with us and celebrate these wonderful local churches by visiting them on Saturday 18 November. And don’t forget to let us know how you get on by sharing your photos with us on social media by using the #NationalChurchAwards

Image shows a selfie being taken at the National Church Awards


Find out more about the open churches

Click on each church to find out more about it's history, access information, more photographs and contact details. We have ordered them by country and county, so you can find those closest to you.


Cambridgeshire : Little Paxton

Open 10am to 2pm. We shall we showing a film loop of how our church has evolved and serving refreshments and offering tours of the tower, including seeing the bells and antique clock mechanism.


Gloucestershire : Bishops Cleeve

Open 10am to 6pm. The event coincides with several Christmas activities in the village, including from 10am to 1.30pm a Christmas Market and refreshments at St Michael's Centre, just oppposite the church.


Clwyd : Trefnant

Open all day. We might have some simple crafts for any children that might be there. There will be people in church to say hello and refreshments.


Conwy : Llannefydd

Open 10am -4pm. Between 2pm and 3pm there will be refreshments and members of the Friends of Llannefydd Church present. Ar agor 10am -4pm. Rhwng 2pm a 3pm bydd lluniaeth ysgafn ac aelodau o Gyfeillion Eglwys Llannefydd yn bresennol


Renfrewshire : Johnstone

Open from 10am to 2pm. Hear about the history, view recent changes and refurbishment, see the restored stained glass, teas and coffees and chat.


County Tyrone : Strabane

Open for visitors from 10am to 12 noon. A guided tour will be taking place from 10:30am to 11am.