The Award was presented to Catherine Cullis MBE at the 2019 SPAB Guardians’ gathering in London. Catherine was formerly Director of the Churches Conservation Trust and past SPAB Churches and Cathedrals Officer. As instigator of the SPAB’s Faith in Maintenance project, which provided training for volunteers caring for faith buildings across the country, as a member of Chichester Diocesan Advisory Committee and as a Guardian on the SPAB Casework Committee, Catherine has been a tireless advocate for the relevance and care of places of worship, building conservation and the work of the SPAB...
The Esher Award commemorates the late Viscount Esher GBE, Hon FRIBA who was Chairman of the SPAB from 1932-1960. It is not presented each year, but is given when deserved to those who, on purely altruistic grounds, have furthered the cause of building conservation and the work of the Society.