Architecture awards 2019

The shortlists for the 2019 UK Church Architecture Awards have been announced.

The Presidents Award is awarded for the best new church architecture: new church buildings and new design in re-ordering, alteration, or extension.

The King of Prussia Gold Medal is awarded for innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work projects.

Visit each shortlisted church below and find out more about the awards on the National Churches Trust website.

The Presidents Award


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Margaret, Thimbleby

Delve a little into the history behind this small village in Lincolnshire and you will soon find its hugely important link to America.


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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