ArtServe awards can be given to recognise the often unsung contribution of anyone who has employed their creative skills in the life of the church.
They can be for long service, for a special occasion – for example as a thank you for organising an event – or for someone who has used the arts to encourage others to develop their faith.
The award comes in the form of a specially designed certificate. The long service version features an embossed medallion - silver for 25 or more years service, and gold for those who have served the church for at least 40 years.
Our awards are intended to be presented via the local church to anyone who has served the church through the arts in any capacity, whether through music, dance & drama, visual arts, or creative writing. They may have served more than one church and they may have served in more than one capacity.
Certificates are inscribed by our own calligrapher and cost £15.00 each.
How to apply
You can either use the postal application form or send the required information by email. Please submit your application at least three weeks prior to the presentation date. If a certificate is required more urgently than this, please contact our awards administrator Allison Lewis at or phone her on 07808 162827 before applying.
If applying by post, you only need to print and return the 2nd page of the form.
About the award
Please provide the following information for each certificate, making sure you give the exact words to be inscribed:
- Type of certificate required – silver or gold (long service awards only)
- Name of recipient
- Years of service – if appropriate (long service awards only)
- Reason for the award (citation) – maximum 10 words
- Name of the person presenting the award
- Date of presentation
- Name and full address of the person to whom the certificate should be sent
- Contact telephone number and email address (if available).
By applying for an ArtServe award you agree to the citation being listed on this website and in our magazine. Your personal information will be retained by Artserve’s awards secretary for a period of no more than two years, and will not be used for any other purpose. We will not add you to any mailing list or contact you again unless it is directly in connection with awards administration.
Please mention ArtServe awards in any publicity relating to the presentation. If you would like a photo and brief report of the occasion to appear on the ArtServe website please send them to us, making sure you have the recipient's permission.
Apply by email
Please make sure you include all the required information, checking that the wording is exactly as it should appear on the certificate. You can either pay by cheque (as below) or by direct bank transfer. Send your application to .
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Apply by post
Please download and print an application form:
Send your completed form(s) with a cheque made payable to ArtServe to: Allison Lewis, 110 Northcliffe Road, Stockport, SK2 5AN