Our churches contain a vast wealth of Memorials, Metalwork, Stonework, Woodwork, Textiles, Paintings, Books, Organs, Clocks and many other artefacts. Our group’s principal aim is to produce comprehensive records of this part of our national heritage, and by so doing promote its recognition and preservation.
Church Recorders work as a team at a local church or place of worship. In pairs, they research and document memorials, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, libraries, windows and other items.
It takes about three years to complete a Church Record and present the volume to the church or place of worship.
NADFAS 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.