The Arts Society volunteers are making records of the contents of our national churches, to help preserve the rich artistic heritage to be found in places of worship of all religions. To date, over 1,800 churches have been recorded in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Recorders join a team and work in pairs describing in detail different sections of the church furnishings: memorials, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, library, windows and miscellaneous.  Training will be given, reference books are available, and The Arts Society  has a large team of experts on whose advice we can call.

A bound and illustrated record is presented to the church and copies are sent to national institutions: The Victoria & Albert Museum, National Library of Scotland, the local County Records Office and The Arts Society HQ in London.

Records of St. Paul’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Kinross and St. Bean, Fowlis Wester, Church of Scotland, have been completed and work is in progress at Dunkeld Cathedral and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Perth.

Recorders meet two mornings a month for about 3 hours at the church. If you enjoy the excitement of discovery and learning, why not join us? If you would like to know more contact our Church Recorder Group Leader: Brian Whitten 01828 640036

An introduction to Church Recording by The Rt. Hon. & Rt. Rev'd Richard Richard Chartres can be viewed here