Church Recording involves the preparation of a detailed written inventory of the fabric, furnishings and other contents of a church. As well as accuracy, it requires an element of investigative research which can be fascinating and rewarding as well as enjoyable. Once completed, the record is kept by the Victorian and Albert Museum and other institutions as part of the national archive so it is a very worthwhile exercise.
The dress code in winter tends to be colourful and made up of several layers, warmth rather than our usual elegance being the key factor.
The group, which typically numbers fourteen or so usually working in pairs, is presently progressing well with St. Mary’s, Langley, a William Butterfield designed Victorian church in the Oxford Movement style. St. Mary’s is our eighth church.
We are also moving towards finalising the record for our previous church, All Saints Hollingbourne, and hope to be able to make a formal presentation of it to the church soon.
If you might like to join us, contact Bruce Rylands, the group leader. We are a friendly and welcoming bunch and will help with training. Currently, someone with an interest in textiles would be particularly welcome.