The Church Sofa Awards 2012

Welcome to the third Annual Church Sofa Awards, where we celebrate the best and sometimes worse moments of 2012.

Church Notice Board of The Year: Well, most of the Church Notice Boards strike some sort of nerve. This year, this one was by far the most popular:

Church Notice of the Year: Do you know what hell is? Come hear our preacher


I cant think why…

Twitter Hero: For his involvement with the woman bishop vote, having a paw on the pulse of the good old c of e, dealing with the mini mice, AND being down to earth at the same time, it can only be the @thechurchmouse. (Nominated by @jc247essex)

Biggest Challenge: Well, this is going to be a joint award, simply because I dont want to make up my mind.

Phil Cooke presented a challenge awhile back, and is worthwhile reading as we look forward to 2013: Its Up To You!

and Google, for the following advert.

Read the #Digidisciple post it inspired… the thinking from which led onto

Best Toy: The Stripy Horse.For being a hero over at The Southern Dad blog </quick plug>

The Peoples Choice for Villain of The Year.

The Big Bad Villain of the Year: South West Water – and any other water company that said there was drought… its been raining ever since…

The Secondary Villain of The Year: The General Synod.

Honorable Mention (of which there are a few…): Mark Driscoll, Malcolm Bowden, Nicky Gumbel, Chichester Diocese, Westboro Baptist Church, General Synod, Christian Unions, Vicky Beeching, The Government, the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, and possibly The Church Sofa after this…

Simpsons Moment of The Year: Well the most popular Simpsons clip has since been taken down, so here’s the most popular that we’re allowed to watch:

Best Web Project: The Big Bible Project. For continuing to find new ways to draw Christians from all churches & none into deeper engagement with the Bible through online conversation… and because ShareCreative have won it for two years running.

The Peoples Choice of Best Christian / Church Blog:


This is a peoples choice, and when I asked for nominations on Twitter, one name was mentioned. Again, again, and again. Different names, voices, and faces. All said that Tanya Marlow from Thorns and Gold has the best Christian / Church blog of 2012, and as such is a website worth checking out.

What do you reckon? Are then any awards which we should have included??

Any awards that should have been different?

Any highlights that we’ve missed out?

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  1. Thank you for award for ‘Best Web Project’ … look forward to more engaging conversations over the next year … and congrats Tanya – well deserved for sure!!

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