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Inside St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln by Anna Armstrong
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by Steve Cadman
Inside Coventry Cathedral by Steve Cadman
St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln by Brian Mossemenear

Competition to find Top 10 Churches since 1953

The National Churches Trust, the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the Twentieth Century Society have launched a new competition to find the Top 10 churches built in the UK since 1953

Any new church building or significant extension to an existing building from any Christian denomination in the United Kingdom which opened for worship after 1st January 1953 and which is still open for worship today can be nominated for the competition. Judges will be looking for creative modern architecture which imaginatively expresses Christian religious belief and practice.

A special National Churches Trust Diamond Jubilee Architecture Award will be presented to the three places of worship, out of the top 10, judged to be the best sacred spaces built in the last 60 years.

Nominations for churches, chapels or meeting houses to be considered for inclusion in the Top 10 can be made online at by emailing the name and address of the church, chapel or meeting house to before 31 July 2013.

For more information visit the National Churches Trust


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