The Best Modern Church in Britian - National Churches Trust Diamond Jubilee Award
St. Paul's, Bow Common was described as the 'most significant church built after the 2nd World War in Britain'
"It is wonderful the church was selecteed, and I want people to know the real reason for it's being 'the best' - the people of the parish" Robert Maguire, Architect of St Paul's, Bow Common (9th Jan, 2014)
The Twentieth Century Society, who campaign for 20th Century architecture
"the judges sought uplifting architecture that celebrated Christianity and churches that best responded to changes in religious liturgy and practice"
See this lovely 5 minute video : the UK's best modern churches: St Paul's, Bow Common made by the National Churches Trust about our church architecture.
Another video : a presentation of still photographs marking the transition of Victorian church to Post-War rebuild.
At a prize giving ceremony at Lambeth Palace, the previous vicar receives the award from the Archbishop of Canterbury, along with current church architect Kelley Christ and churchwarden Julian Bream, November 2013.