UK Church Architecture Awards 2021

Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 

The shortlists for the 2021 UK Church Architecture Awards have been announced.

Projects shortlisted include new gargoyles and work on the tower and spire of St. Mary's church in Adderbury Oxfordshire; a repair project which revealed previously unknown wall paintings at St Peter's church Knowstone, Devon;  a dramatic new streetside church in Monifieth, Scotland; the re-ordering of St Thomas, Salisbury's parish church and a reordering focusing on sustainability at Downing URC church in Cambridge.

Six projects have been shortlisted for the Presidents' Award for new church architecture and re-orderings.

Downing Place United Reformed Church, Cambridge - a reordering with a focus on sustainability. Archangel Architects
Holy Trinity, Colden Common, Hampshire - a small, crafted intervention. Connolly Wellingham Architects
Melbourne Methodist Church, Derbyshire - the creation of a new extension. Faber Architects
Monifieth Parish Church, Scotland - a dramatic new streetside church. Lee Boyd Ltd.
St Andrew, Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire - creating a busy hub for the village community. Procter Watts Cole Rutter Architects
St Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire - the re-ordering of Salisbury's parish church. St Ann's Gate Architects

Full details and photographs of the Presidents' Award shortlist.

Five projects have been shortlisted for the 2021 King of Prussia Gold Medal for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work.

St Julitta, Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall - repairs to a complex roof containing 15th century and Victorian material. Jeremy Chadburn Architects
St Leonard, Shoreditch, London - urgent repairs including the symbolic restoration of the historic church clocks. Roger Mears Architects
St Margaret, Lothbury, City of London - repairs to the tower and spire of a medieval church. Rees Bolter Architects
St Mary, Adderbury, Oxfordshire - including the creation of new gargoyles and work on the tower and spire. Oliver Architects Ltd
St Peter, Knowstone, Devon - a repair project which revealed previously unknown wall paintings. A J Bunning Architects

Full details and photographs of the King of Prussia projects.

Award ceremony

The winning schemes are due to be announced at an award ceremony which is planned to be held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Paddington on Thursday 4 November 2021.

Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year

At the ceremony, the Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year will also be announced. The award is given to young architect or surveyor who has worked on a winning or shortlisted design entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal or the Presidents' Award.

The UK Church Architecture Awards are run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA).