A team of budding film-makers from St James's Church in Macclesfield claimed first prize. Their film is a dark and atmospheric story of a carpenter who fells a Christmas tree and, rather than decorating it, he decides to make a carving from it. He carves a tiny nativity figure and takes it to his local village church. The simple presentation and powerful message behind the film impressed the judges and clinched the first prize. Watch the video below.
Ecclesiastical Insurance, the UK’s leading insurer of church property, has launched a nationwide search for the most innovative church fundraising idea, offering cash prizes for the top 12 and a chance to appear in a nationally-distributed calendar.