Capture a moment in the life of a church – photo competition launched

29th August 2014

A photography competition is being held as part of the centenary celebrations for the Diocese of Sheffield.  From Carlecotes to Adlingfleet, Snaith to Thorpe Salvin, the diocese possesses an outstanding collection of church buildings. They hold over 1,500 years of heritage and histories of the people and parishes they have served from Saxon times to the modern day.

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Entries are sought which celebrate the life and heritage of our churches and encourage people to explore and engage with these amazing buildings.

There are six subject categories to enter:

  • Church(yard) in the landscape.
  • Light, ritual and season.
  • Beasts and monsters (under 12 only).
  • In memoriam.
  • Faith.
  • Hidden gems.

Judging will focus on creativity, originality and images that encourage exploration of the life and heritage of churches. The winner of each category will be presented with a canvas copy of their photograph by Richard Taylor, author of How to Read a Church and writer and presenter of the BBC’s Churches: How to Read Them. Prizes will be presented at Sheffield Cathedral on the evening of 17 November where an exhibition of entries will be on display.

Prize winners and selected photographs will be used to produce a 2015 Diocese of Sheffield Calendar.

All entries should be submitted to by 5pm on 31 October 2014.


All entries must be sent as an attachment JPEG file.  Include your name, daytime telephone phone number, email, title of image and category. You are welcome to add a maximum of 50 words to explain your photograph.  All entries will receive a confirmation email.

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