The Award-Winning St Mary's Church Send
Send Church has today (23rd January 2008) been awarded the Guildford Life with style award for 2007/8 in the "Leisure Attractions" category, sponsored by the Surrey Advertiser newspaper.
Clickhere to see the certificate, and here to see the trophy.
Below is how the Surrey Advertiser reported the news (This is reproduced by kind permission of the Surrey Advertiser, subject to theircopyright conditions)
The awards were handed out at a ceremony at The Guildhall in Guildford on January 23, with the winners receiving a trophy and certificate.
They were judged by a panel of senior executives from organisations across the borough, including sponsors of the Marketing Guildford campaign.
The Surrey Advertiser proudly sponsored the Visitor Attraction of the Year category, recognising a venue that offers activities for a wide range of visitors.
The winner was Send Church.
Guildford Town Guides came in as the runner-up.
The other contenders were Watts Gallery, RHS Wisley and Surrey Hills Llamas.
"Absolutely beautiful and the most tranquil place to be when you need some time to think and reflect upon life and the universe in general." Barbara Fry
"Send Church deserves to win. We married there 40 years ago and it is as charming now as it was then and shows the real Surrey as it has been for centuries." Robert Mackman
"A truly lovely church set in gorgeous surroundings; a peaceful haven and a meaningful place of worship." David Mulford
"I think Send Church deserves to win as it is very inspirational to the local community as a whole." Carol Lucas
"I think this beautiful church in a great setting deserves to be recognised as one of the best attractions in the Guildford area." Alan Sandell
"The church is well maintained and holds a wealth of character and history." Will Howell
"With its wonderful access to the adjacent canal and delightful countryside, it is an amazing corner of Guildford." Jill Harris
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