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Architecture awards 2019

Two major repair and restoration projects have won the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards.

The Presidents Award is awarded for the best new church architecture: new church buildings and new design in reordering, alteration, or extension. The King of Prussia Gold Medal is awarded for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work projects.

The Awards are run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) and the winners were announced at a ceremony held at the church of St Mary Magdalene in Paddington, London on Thursday, 31 October  2019.

The Presidents Award

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WINNER : St Augustine, Hammersmith

The most striking elements introduce light into the space by stripping the roof timbers and treating them with a white oil, and creating a unified pale colour scheme.

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Bethnal Green Mission Church

Bethnal Green Mission Church forms the heart of an elegant new urban block, which includes a community centre, cafe and apartments.

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St Andrew, Holborn

A site of worship for at least 1000 years, but when the crypt was excavated Roman remains were found so the site could have been in use for much longer still.

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St Mary Magdalene, Paddington

This project has created a new arts and community centre for this Grade I Listed Victorian church and opened the building up to the community for wider uses.

St Nicholas, Great Wilbraham

The original building was remodelled by the Knights Templar in the 13th century in a cruciform plan and the west tower was added in the 15th century.

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St Peter, Petersham

This Georgian church and its bucolic setting hasn’t changed significantly since it was shown in Turner’s view from Richmond Hill of 1820.

The King of Prussia Gold Medal

St Mary, Long Crendon

St Mary’s is both an historic and active church that plays a major role in the life of the Long Crendon community.

St Michael, Kirkby Thore

An important parish church, 14th century with many later changes clearly visible inside and out, in a fine setting between the River Eden and the North Pennines.

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