The Belarusian Memorial Chapel, the first wooden church built in London since the Great Fire of 1666; a new entrance for St Anne's church in Soho featuring sleek glass doors and stylish neon lighting; and the restoration of the cupola and tower of St Peter and St Paul church in Blandford Forum in Dorset are featured in the shortlists for the 2017 Church Architecture Awards.
Winning entries will be revealed at an awards ceremony to be held at St Mellitus College, London SW5 on Thursday 26 October 2017. The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO ARIBA will announce the 2017 winners of the Presidents' Award for new church architecture and for the reordering, extension or alteration to church buildings. Prince Nicholas von Preussen will announce the 2017 winner of the King of Prussia Gold Medal for repair and conservation architecture.
The Church Architecture Awards are run by the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) and the National Churches Trust.
Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust said: "I'm delighted at the quality and range of the projects entered for the 2017 Church Architecture Awards which show clearly how church architecture makes a major contribution to the visual landscape of villages, towns and cities. This year our shortlist includes stunning modern buildings, highly creative solutions to repair and conservation work, and projects which reinterpret and bring back to life existing churches. Our judges really are spoilt for choice and I look forward to the winners being announced on 26 October 2017."
See also: ICN 17 December 2017 First Belarusian Catholic church consecrated in London www.indcatholicnews.com/news/31573
For full details of the awards, see: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/how-we-help/2017-architecture-awards