Marsh Award for Achieving Impact Through Innovation

This award is to recognise a volunteer or community member who has made a difference to a particular church or churches, through a fresh approach to problem solving or developing opportunities.

Nominations for the Award are submitted to the Churches Conservation Trust via their website and are judged in partnership with representatives of the MCT.

William King and Alex Clark 2021

William King 

William is from St Mary’s in Shrewsbury. He joined the volunteering team as a Visitor Welcome Steward three years ago and was enthusiastic and keen to provide an array of historic detail for those who visit the church. William actively supports the wider tourism offer in Shrewsbury, including the CCT’s ambition to become more involved in a wider heritage network across the town by directing visitors to the various churches. He is popular with volunteers and visitors alike and demonstrates an impressive knowledge of local history. 

Alex Clark 

Alex is from the 17Nineteen project at Holy Trinity in Sutherland. He is part of the ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ team, taking part in fortnightly meetings to develop ideas for the interpretation of the church’s silver collection. He has collaborated with the digital team to put on a series of online events which explore the heritage of Sunderland and the church, allowing them to engage with a wide audience, even though it is not possible for them to do so in person.