Dumbarton and Vale Anglican churches have been invited to nominated people from their congregations for a nation competition.

Church insurer Ecclesiastical has launched ‘Little deeds, big difference’ – open to every Anglican church in the UK – celebrating the valuable work carried out by church volunteers.

No matter how small the action, it’s a chance to recognise people who tirelessly devote their time and energy to make a difference.

Churches can nominate an individual (or a group of people) from their congregation who they feel deserves recognition for their volunteering efforts, as well as send in thank you notes in praise of volunteers to accompany their entry.

The six best entries, chosen by a panel of judges, will be invited to a winner’s lunch, to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London in November. Five winning churches will each receive £2,000 and the overall winning church will receive the grand prize of £10,000.

To find out more about this year’s competition, including how to enter, visit www.ecclesiastical.com/churchcomp