My Top 10 Church Logo Designs

Steve Fogg —  March 13, 2014 — 11 Comments

Top church logo designs

I think I’ve seen just about every church logo there is. Good or bad design, inspirational and creative. You name it. I’ve seen it. I think the best logos are distinctive, memorable, scalable and simple enough to use in different environments.

A logo or brand-mark though is only the tip of the branding iceberg. What wraps around the logo is just as important. 

 Here are my top ten church logos. I’d love to know yours. Drop a comment below.

1. Hillsong Church

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The subtle way this logo has evolved over the years, yet maintained it’s original integrity has been fun to see. The team at Hillsong do a fantastic job of keeping the brand fresh through the years.

2. Watermark Church

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I just fell in love with this logo. The way the brand is extended on the website for me takes it up a notch again.

 

3. Bethlehem Church

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So simple, yet so powerful. An original use of white space to create the cross. I also love the green which is fresh and young.

4. MarsHill Church

Mars Hill Church Logo

 

If you ever wanted a church logo for blokes the Mars Hill logo is it. Love how they express it. I hasn’t really changed that much over the years.

5. Christchurch Church

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This logo has a simplicity and childlikeness to it without feeling like a children’s focused ministry.

6. Jubilee Church

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I’m a bit biased here as I’m originally from Derby and recently visited this church. But this is a good example that not every church has to have a brandmark. Words work too.

7. The Foundry

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Understated. Classic, yet modern. Brilliant use of negative space. Top marks.

8. Lifechurch.tv

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This logo has been copied many times. At first I thought it was a surf brand, but the team at Lifechurch.tv have captured the young essence of who they are so well. I chose to show it on black as I especially like it reversed out.

9. The Church Of England

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The Church of England is actually a denomination, but I do like the sense of history and timelessness of the logo, which a hint of celtic influence.

10. Lake Hills Church

Lake Hills Church logo

The sense space and typographic excellence in the Lake Hills Church logo is what drew me to this logo. Simple yet the brandmark expresses the outdoor feeling in the name so well.

Your turn

What do you think makes a good church logo? What church logo is your favourite and why? Drop a link so we can all see it.

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11 responses to My Top 10 Church Logo Designs

  1. Nice collection Steve
    I’m a fan of eaglebrook church logo in USA, I love the way they use their logo all throughout their church. I think Eaglebrook are doing some amazing online stuff!

    http://eaglebrookchurch.com/

  2. I hadn’t seen the foundry, nice clean approach.

    Here are my favorites http://holycow.org :)

  3. Here’s the one I designed for my own small-town church:
    http://www.aharvest.org
    It conveys the church’s warm, friendly, and casual atmosphere, it’s joyful worship, and the human nature of the “abundant harvest.”

  4. Great list! We may be shopping for a new logo soon and it’s always nice to have good examples to follow.

    Could you possibly add links to the church websites? I would like to know more about #5 Christ Church, but that is a common church name and difficult to find via google.

    Thanks!

  5. Nice logos… check out ours too…

    http://www.lifeac.org.au/

  6. https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/222695_203099249727812_1550525_n.jpg

    The Well at Hancock Church, Lexington MA. This is the evening service at Hancock Church (UCC). It doesn’t have its own site, just a page on the church’s wider site (http://www.hancockchurch.org/worship-schedule/the-well/),, but the logo isn’t there yet.

    The top link is to the graphic itself, found on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thewellhancock

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