The Search for the UK’s Best Modern Churches

The winners of ‘The UK's Best Modern Churches’ competition were announced at a ceremony held at Lambeth Palace on 7 November 2013. The competition was run by the National Churches Trust in association with the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) and the 20th Century Society. Over 200 churches were nominated for the competition by the public, parishes and architects, which was open to church buildings or significant extensions to an existing building from any Christian denomination in the United Kingdom which opened for worship after 1 January 1953.

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St Paul’s Church, Bow Common, London E3 4AR

Maguire & Murray, 1960

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St Mary’s RC Church, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1PD

Jerzy Faczynski of Weightman and Bullen, 1964

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St Bride’s RC Church, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, G74 1NN

Gillespie Kidd and Coia (Isi Metzstein and Andy Macmillan), 1964

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Bishop Edward King Chapel, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX

Niall McLaughlin Architects, 2013

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St Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 2SE

George Pace, 1963

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St Francis Xavier RC Church, Falkirk FK1 5AT

A R Conlon, 1961

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Scargill Chapel, Skipton, Yorkshire BD23 5HU

George Pace, 1960

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St Paul the Apostle, Harringay, London N4 1RW

Inskip & Jenkins, 1991

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Kildrum Parish Church, Cumbernauld G67 2JG

Reiach & Hall, 1965

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SS Mary and Joseph RC Church, Poplar, London E14 6EZ

Adrian Gilbert Scott, 1954

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St Paul’s Church, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LP

Derrick Humphrys & Hurst, 1959 Grade II

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All Saints Church, Spring Park, Croydon CRO 8HD

Curtis Green, 1956, Grade II Listed

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Brucefield Church of Scotland, Whitburn, West Lothian, EH47 0RD

Rowand Anderson Kininmonth and Paul, 1965 - 1966

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Chapel of St Albert the Great, Edinburgh EH8 9LD

Stuart Allan, Simpson & Brown, 2012

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Church of the Ascension, Crownhill, Plymouth PL5 3AA

Potter & Hare 1958

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Church of the Ascension, Wembley Park, Middlesex HA9 9QL

J Harold Gibbons, 1957

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Douai Abbey, Abbey Church, Woolhampton, Berkshire RG7 5TG

Michael Blee, 1993

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English Martyrs RC Church, Wallasey, Cheshire, CH45 6TU

F X Velarde, 1953

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Lumen United Reformed Church, Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS

Theis + Khan, 2008

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Our Lady and St Columba RC Church, Wallsend, NE28 6RQ

Vincente Stienlet , 1957

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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Steelstown, Derry BT48 8EU

Liam McCormick, 1975 - 1976

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St John the Baptist, Lincoln, LN2 2EF

Sam Scorer, 1963

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St Joseph’s RC Church, Leicester

T E Wilson, 1968

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St Molua’s Church, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Denis O’D Hanna, 1963