Methodist Church Volunteer Awards

Celebrating the valuable work of church volunteers

Our entry period for nominations has now closed.

At Methodist Insurance, we’re passionate about championing the rich and varied contribution that churches make to society. None of this would be possible without those who dedicate their time and energy to support the church and enrich their local community — the church volunteers. No matter how small their contribution, their impact often makes a big difference to the lives of others.
The Methodist Church Volunteer Awards was your church’s chance to say thank you to those members of the church who are always there. First to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand, these are the people at the very heart of your church community. While sometimes it goes unnoticed, these small contributions can make a huge difference.
We asked you to let us know about these volunteers to help show your gratitude and, by sharing their stories, inspire others to get involved and volunteer. You did not let us down.

Our entry period for nominations has now closed

A huge thank you to the numerous Methodist Churches up and down the country who entered our Methodist Church Volunteer Awards. The closing date for entries has now passed, which leaves us with the very difficult job of processing your wonderful entries for regional judging.

What our judges are looking for?

Entries will be judged based on the narratives written in the entry form. Our judges will be looking for entries that show:

  • Volunteers who have made a meaningful and impactful contribution to their church and community. Perhaps their actions have reached a great number of people, or helped address a longstanding community need.
  • Volunteers that have gone above and beyond in their volunteering efforts.
  • Volunteers whose activities are valued and recognised by those they have helped.


As you may be aware, the awards are broken into two stages. We will have 11 regional winning churches and 1 overall winning church.

Regional winning churches

The 11 winning regional churches of Methodist Church Volunteer Awards will be determined by our judging panel and announced before 31st January 2020. Each winning church will receive £1,000.

Once the judges have made a decision, we will contact each of the winning churches via the information provided on the entry form. Announcements will then be made on this website page, in our monthly e-news and on social media.
The regions are defined in our Terms & Conditions
The overall winning church

The overall winning church will be chosen from the 11 regional winning churches. This will be determined by a combination of a public vote and a judging panel. Please be sure to keep an eye out on our website for how you can vote for your favourite entry soon.

Representatives from each of the regional winning churches will be invited to attend a celebratory lunch in October 2020, where the overall winner will be announced. The overall winning church will receive an additional £2,000.

Have a sneak peak

Take a look below to see just a small selection of the wonderful entries we have received so far.

Volunteer awards