Members are reminded that Church Recording at St Johnís Church, Buxton, will resume in April 2017. If any member is interested in joining the Group, please contact Chairman, Peter Stubbs.
Church Recording which produces a detailed inventory for English parish churches started in 1973 and celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2013. A Church Record includes the recording of memorials, stonework, metalwork, woodwork, textiles, paintings, books and windows, together with any unusual miscellaneous items.
In 1973 John Pope Hennessy the then director of the Victoria and Albert Museum requested that Church Records be deposited in the National Art Library at the V & A. Records are also deposited in the respective County Archives and presented to each church where a record has been created.
The 40 year anniversary of church recording in the North of England was celebrated in October this year at a service in St. Wilfred's Church, Harrogate. A message was sent from Richard Chartres, Bishop of London in the following terms:
ďas Chairman of Church Buildings Nationwide I visit places of worship in every part of our country. My experience is that one may take the wings of the morning and fly to the uttermost part of the kingdom only to discover that NADFAS Church Recorders have already visited the destination. I speak on behalf of the countless churches who, over the last 40 years, have been supported and enriched by NADFAS Church Recorders. The ecclesiastical heritage of our country which we hold in trust for our whole community depends on the work of tens of thousands of heroic volunteers. In this army NADFAS Church Recorders are in the first rank.Ē
Record produced for St Leonardís Church, Monyash was
presented on Sunday 27th October 2013 at the service
the year 2012 we have spent Tuesday mornings recording the contents
of St Leonardís, Monyash and have nearly completed the actual
recording. During the autumn and winter months the Record will
be compiled in preparation if its presentation in 2013.
In September 2011 when the Group
attended a Sunday morning service at St Giles', Hartington. A
presentation of a copy of the Record was made to the
Churchwardens. Other copies have gone to important national
After becoming very familiar with a Victorian parish church at Burbage we are moving in 2012 to St Leonard's, Monyash where we are starting on Tuesday 13th March to record the contents of this building which has its origins in the 12th century. We are urgently looking for new members to join us in creating this new record. If you are interested and wish to find out more please contact Anne or Brian Harris.
ANNE AND BRIAN HARRIS