At the 2019 ‘Local Treasures’ award ceremony held in the Mercers’ Hall in the City of London on Friday 15 November, the Ulster Historic Churches Trust Trustees were the winners of The Marsh Church and Community Volunteer Award.

In their second year, the Marsh Church and Community Volunteer Awards, run jointly by the National Churches Trust and the Marsh Christian Trust, celebrate people who have great ideas for using churches, have contributed significantly to the sustainability of church buildings or who have helped their local community through or in their church building with exceptional dedication and kindness. Each winning category received a prize of £250.

The Trustees, represented by Primrose Wilson, (Church of Ireland), and Jennifer Stutt (Methodist Church), received the award for helping local people to address and tackle maintenance through the Maintenance Project in Northern Ireland, where supporting good maintenance practice is essential to the sustainability of churches.