Church Recorders are 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.

They record memorials, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, library, windows and miscellaneous items. 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 record is presented to the church and copies are sent to national institutions to form part of a heritage archive.

We need to increase our membership so inquiries from anyone interested in Church Furnishings would be welcome. Please contact the Group Leader Christina Denny 01684 561829.

Church Recording at The Church of the Ascension Malvern Link

The Record has been completed and handed over to the church on Sunday 10th June 2018. Please click here for further details.

Church Recording at St Leonard's Newland, St Mary's Hill Croome and  St Nicholas at Earl's Croome. (Updated Feb 2016)

Over the last few years the Recorders have been busy on several churches. St. Leonard's, Newland required all the skills and knowledge which the experienced group had acquired over the years. The Record, on completion, consisted of two volumes and was presented in October 2009. Whilst the compilation of that Record was going on work was begun on St. Mary's, Hill Croome. This church was in complete contrast to St. Leonard's being very small and ancient. It provided, however, some very interesting items - 16th and 17th century wooden benches, font cover and communion rail and a pulpit with tester. The church of The Good Shepherd, another very small church, was the next project. This was again quite different to the previous church and although relatively plain gave the Recorders some items of interest to record. The Records of both these churches have been presented. St. Nicholas at Earl's Croome has had the field work completed and awaits compilation.