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Church Recorders are Arts Society volunteers who make records of the contents of our national churches, thereby promoting the recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage to be found in places of worship of all religions. A church record contains descriptions of everything that is found within the church. This comprises the furniture, furnishings and internal fabric, including memorials, metalwork, stonework,woodwork, textiles, paintings, library and windows.

The items are described in detail and their history researched. All the material is then compiled into a book illustrated with photographs and drawings. This is presented to the church and copies are sent to the diocese, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Churches Trust and the National Record of Monuments.

Our Church Recorders group has produced a record of the Church of St John the Baptist, Kinlet.The group is now completing the compilation of a record of St Mary’s, Oldswinford.

For the last few years we have also arranged a day tour visiting churches of interest accompanied by Tim Bridges, church historian and excellent guide to the hidden treasures of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire. These visits are always much enjoyed by our members.