Parish Pixels winners announced
See who won our national church photography competition.
National celebration event
Watch the highlights from the online celebration event:
So who are the national winners?
Step forward Freedom Church, from Blackpool in the north west of England. The congregation doesn’t yet have its own church, but meets anywhere and everywhere for services while working hard to renovate an old church hall for use as a permanent home.
This photograph – showing church members taking a break while working on those renovations – was taken by Rev Linda Tomkinson, whose caption read, ‘We may not have our own church building, and we may live in an area of deprivation, but we believe that it doesn’t matter where you meet to worship God, as long as you meet to worship God.’
Our warmest congratulations go to Linda and her fellow Freedom Church worshippers.
Here’s a little taste of what’s behind the picture:
In second place was St Luke’s in Kingstanding, Birmingham. This beautiful night-time fireworks shot was captured by Sarah Farnan, whose accompanying sentence reads, ‘The St Luke’s family has been sparkling like a diamond at the centre of the community of Kingstanding for over eighty years, shining out the love of God for all to see.’
And in third place was Rector Nicki NcNelly’s picture of frost on a window at St Cuthbert’s in Colinton, Edinburgh. ‘Like the ice appears to break the window,’ wrote Nicki, ‘we are a beautiful church in a broken world doing our best to live as Jesus commanded.’
Warm congratulations to them, too – and our thanks to all who entered and supported Parish Pixels, and helped to make it the fascinating and inspiring celebration that it was.
We’re already working on ideas for an exciting new competition in 2021 – please look out for details when they’re announced!