What are Church Recorders?

Church Recorders are members of NADFAS who have an interest in preserving important artefacts and providing archival material for future researchers. They compile a full record of the contents of churches of all religions, to promote recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage in places of worship. They are not necessarily experts in any particular subject but are willing to learn and increase their expertise. Training and expert advice are available for members who would like to participate in recording a church.

Participating churches are presented with an illustrated book detailing each item and its history. Copies are sent to English Heritage National Archive, Church House, the V&A Library and local Archives.

NADFAS Records benefit:

  • the church authorities who have a complete furnishing record
  • the police who use our accurate description and photographs to help recover and identify retrieved stolen artefacts
  • insurance companies who use our records to identify items
  • researchers who are producing these and books on allied subjects

Kings Lynn Church Recorders are now compiling All Saints, Stanhoe and hope to present the completed Record in the Summer. The Record of St Mary’s church , Old Hunstanton is now complete and we hope to present it soon.

We look forward to starting to record All Saints’ church, Narborough in the Spring. This will be the eighteenth church the group has recorded.

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