Our Church Recording volunteers have been carefully recording the contents of churches for more than 45 years.
Since 1971 our dedicated Church Recorders have documented 1,800 churches around the country, but we still have a long way to go. Volunteers currently total 2,300 individuals making up 170 groups nationally.
The 50,000+ churches of the UK and the Isle of Man house some of the country’s most important treasurers, displaying a huge wealth of human creativity. Volunteers examine the churches’ metalwork, sculpture, woodwork, stonework, textiles, paintings, manuscripts, memorials and windows.
Consulting with experts and authoritative organisations, our volunteers meticulously and methodically examine, research, record and photograph the furnishings, artefacts and fabric of our places of worship – often making exciting discoveries along the way.