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Recording the Past for the Future
The Arts Society Wirral Church Recorders produce a detailed inventory, including photographs, of a church’s furnishings - memorials, metalwork, woodwork, textiles, stonework, pictures, books and windows. Ours is a particularly experienced group, having started recording Wirral churches in 1982 and currently recording the lovely and very interesting St Mary & St Helen Parish Church in Neston.
When completed, a detailed illustrated book is produced and presented to the Church, copies being sent to the Diocese Office and to The Arts Society, which sends copies to V&A Art Library, Church Care Library and Historic England.
Each church has its own separate identity and treasures.
However, until The Arts Society began this work, no such scheme existed for British churches, so Church Recording is an important part of our heritage.
If you’d like to know more about Church Recording in general or about joining our group, please contact Denise Schofield using the 'Contact Us' button above. You don't need to have expert knowledge, we can give you all the help and training you need – new members are always welcome!