Our churches contain a vast wealth of Memorials, Metalwork, Stonework, Woodwork, Textiles, Paintings, Books, Organs, Clocks and many other artefacts.
The Arts Society Wantage (then NADFAS) group produced comprehensive records of this part of our national heritage, and by so doing promoted its recognition and preservation.
Church Recorders worked local churches or places of worship researching and documenting memorials, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, libraries, windows and other items.
The records are widely acknowledged by insurers and the police, as well as by the church authorities, as a huge help in recovering or restoring damaged or stolen items. These records are lodged not only with the individual church itself, but also with the diocese, at Church House, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Monuments Record Office, where they are an important resource for researchers and cultural historians.
Some of the information gathered can be found here.