The Church Recording Society

Since the inception of Church Recording in the early 1970s, thousands of members of The Arts Society have been engaged in the fascinating activity of recording the contents of many many churches throughout our land. From 1stJanuary 2021, however, this activity will be transferred to an independent national body for Church Recording, the Church Recording Society (CRS).  We are delighted that the CRS has come to fruition and wish it well.

All Church Records which have been started and registered with The Arts Society and which will be completed during 2021, will be able to claim the agreed compiling grant.  In contrast, records which are started after 1st January 2021 will be registered with the Church Recording Society, the national society for Church Recording, to which our Church Recorders are now affiliated.  The connection with The Arts Society will be retained as individual Arts Societies continue to sponsor the recording of specific churches in separate agreements with CRS.

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