Church Recording volunteers have been carefully recording the contents of Churches for more than 45 years. Since 1973 dedicated Recorders have documented 1,800 Churches, but there is  still have a long way to go. Volunteers currently total well over 2,000 individuals making up 170 groups across the UK and Abroad.

Churches house important treasures and display a huge wealth of human creativity. Volunteering groups examine the metalwork, sculpture, woodwork, stonework, textiles, paintings, manuscripts, memorials and windows in each Church.

The importance of the work is recognised by the fact that copies of the Record are deposited with Historic England, the V & A Art Library, the Church Care Library and the local Records Office, for us, in Ipswich.

TAS South East Suffolk members join with members from the Woodbridge and Orwell Societies and with some Supporting members. We meet in the current Church at 10 am for two hours on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from April to October.

The Church of St Mary and St Peter, Barham has been our current Church for the last three years. Our work is now completed and the Record was presented to the Church on Sunday 8th September 2019.

Image shows the Church Recorders at Barham Church presenting the three volumns of the finished Record.

We are now recording at St Mary the Virgin, Woodbridge at 10am to 12pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.