Applications are now open for the SPAB’s John Betjeman Award 2017. The Award celebrates excellence in conservation and repair projects at places of worship of any faith in England and Wales (and the Isle of Man); and recognises the highest standards of craftsmanship used in carrying out those projects.
The Award is made for repair or conservation of fabric, fittings or furnishings carried out in the last 18 months at an historic church, chapel or other faith building which remains in use for worship. However, cathedrals of any denomination are not eligible. It is not essential that the building is listed as being of architectural or historic interest – its age or architectural significance is less important than the quality of the repair. The closing date for entries is 21 February 2017