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 necessary information by email. Please submit your application at least three weeks prior to the presentation date. If you require a certificate more urgently than this, please contact our awards administrator Maggie Johnson at or phone her on 07443 519119 before applying.
If applying by post, you only need to print and return the second page of the form.
Please provide the following information for each certificate, making sure you give the exact words to be inscribed:
About the award
- 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/or email address.
Apply by email
We prefer payment by direct bank transfer. Please see ArtServe's bank details (this link opens in a new browser tab), and please quote 'Awards' as the reference.
If you wish to pay by cheque, it must be made payable to Christian Creativity Ltd (not ArtServe). Please send it to ArtServe treasurer, Jackie de Bourcier, 88 Dunlin Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6LX.
Apply by post
Please download and print an application form:
Send your completed form(s) to Maggie Johnson, Old Post Office, Hawkley, Liss, GU33 6LU. However, if you are paying by cheque we suggest you send both the form and the cheque to the treasurer, Jackie de Bourcier, 88 Dunlin Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6LX.
By applying for an ArtServe award you agree to the citation being listed on this website and/or 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.