Church Recorders

Church Recorders are Arts Society 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. Church recording is a fascinating occupation providing those involved with an increasing awareness and understanding of Church furnishings, both of their religious use and of their artistic provenance. There is also an opportunity for those interested to delve into all sorts of archive material.

More than 1,900 Church Records have been completed.

CHURCH RECORDING in the North East
There’s a lot going on with quite a number of Societies supporting recording groups. The Area Representative is Rosalind Platts whose job is to provide support and training for the groups.

NORTH EAST AREA Church Recording Groups
All Church recording groups welcome new members so please get in touch with the appropriate person at the individual societies (see Societies page)  if you are interested. Training is provided so, although specialist interest is welcome, all you really need is an ability to observe and an inquisitive nature.

Church Records in the North East recently completed or currently being compiled include:

  • St. Peter, Addingham
  • St. Chad, Bradford
  • St. Andrew, Bywell
  • St. Mary, Handsworth
  • St. Wilfrid, Harrogate
  • St. Mary, Masham
  • St. Peter, Osmotherley
  • St. John, Sharow
  • St. Nicholas, West Tanfield
  • All Saints Pavement, York
  • St. Cuthbert, Darlington