Little Deeds, Big Difference

Celebrating the valuable work of church volunteers

Win up to £10,000 for your church!

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At Ecclesiastical, we’re passionate about championing the rich and varied contribution that churches make to society. None of this would be possible without those who dedicate their time and energy to support the church and enrich their local community — the church volunteers. No matter how small their contribution, their impact often makes a big difference to the lives of others.


Our Little Deeds, Big Difference competition is your church’s chance to say thank you to those members of the church who are always there, first to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand. These are the people at the very heart of your church community.

While sometimes it goes unnoticed, these little deeds can make a big difference. We want to hear about these volunteers so we can help you show your gratitude and, by sharing their stories, inspire others to get involved and volunteer.

How Little Deeds, Big Difference works

1. Nominate

Every Anglican church can make one nomination on behalf of the church. You can either nominate a volunteer or a group of volunteers from your church that you feel have made a big difference to your church and its community.

Churches can make a nomination using our entry form and send it to us either by email or in the post. As this is a chance for your church to say thank you to this volunteer, you may wish to include a thank you note to your volunteer from your church in your entry, and maybe a photograph too.

Don’t forget to ask permission from the person, or people being nominated, confirming that they are happy for any details supplied to be shared.

Nominated individuals or groups will be checked to make sure they meet our Terms & Conditions and eligible applications will then go forward to our judging panel.

Once you have completed your entry form, send it back to us either by email:

Or by post:


(You don’t need to write anything else on the envelope).

The closing date for entering the competition is 31st August 2018.


If there are several great volunteers that your church would like to nominate why not hold your own competition to determine which volunteer to enter?

This could be a great way to celebrate all the wonderful volunteers in your church.


2. What our judges are looking for

Entries will be judged based on the narratives written in the entry
form. Our judges will be looking for entries that show:

  • Volunteers who have made a meaningful and impactful contribution to their church and community. Perhaps their actions have reached a great number of people, or helped address a longstanding community need.
  • Volunteers that have gone above and beyond in their volunteering efforts.
  • Volunteers whose activities are valued and recognised by those they have helped.

3. Winners

The six winning churches of Little Deeds, Big Difference will be determined by our judging panel and announced in September 2018.

If you have any questions about the competition please call us on
0345 777 3322 or you can email us on

Once the judges have made a decision, we will be in touch with each of the six winning churches. Announcements will then be made on this website page, in our monthly e-news and on social media.

Representatives from the six winning churches will be invited to a celebratory lunch on 1st November 2018, in London, where the overall winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced.

Five of the winning churches will receive £2,000 and with the overall winning church will receive £10,000!












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