is it all about?
Could you be interested to be involved?
Church Recording for NADFAS is “making a record of the
contents of the church – windows, memorials, woodwork, stonework,
textiles etc.” It is a very accurate, careful and well researched
record of the contents at that time. It is a record, rather than a
historical study. The details of measurements,
content, design, date are taken and then written up in a very precise
format*. Photographs of particular items are also used. The
group only records what they see and do not make artistic or quality
the record is for the church. Photocopies are given to Diocesan
Archives and the libraries of the
, the Council for the Care of Churches and NADFAS.
NADFAS Church Recording started in 1971 and from its early
beginnings, to date, some 1,300 records have been completed throughout
the country. Against a rough estimate of 16,000 churches there is plenty
still to go at. Through area and national NADFAS connections there
are study days and a wealth of opportunities and contacts to stimulate
North Staffs DFAS
recorders usually meet at the church for one to two hours (a.m.) on the
last Thursday of the month; then those that wish to, join for social
chat and a light lunch at a local pub. The number of recorders is
very flexible but normally, minimum of ten up to well over twenty
depending on enthusiasm and size of church.
North Staffs Church Recorders have completed 5 churches#.
There are no deadlines but it takes approximately 2+ years per church.
The Madeley church record was
presented Feb 2008, and Caverswall
church was completed Septmber 2011. From Autumn 2007 we have
commenced recording St. Peter's Church, Broughton (near
Loggerheads). Our number of active CR’s
is presently at a minimum, so this is a good time to enlist people from
within our membership.
who thinks they may be interested or who would like to ask for more
information should contact :-
Roger Coupe Tel: 01782 - 373782