Church Recording involves the preparation of a detailed written inventory of the fabric, furnishings and other contents of a church to a national standard set by the Arts Society so that every record produced by an Arts Society group anywhere in the country follows the same format. As well as accuracy, it can require an element of research which can be fascinating and rewarding as well as enjoyable. Once completed, the record is kept by the Victorian and Albert Museum, English Heritage and other institutions as part of a national archive so it is a very worthwhile exercise.
Earlier this year, we completed the Record of All Saints Hollingbourne and it was formally presented to the Parish at a service in March.
We are now in the process of forming a new group to continue with the recording of St. Mary’s, Langley, a William Butterfield designed Victorian church in the Oxford Movement style. St. Mary’s is our eighth church.
If you would like to join us, contact Bruce Rylands, the group leader. You would be very welcome and training will be given.