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 on this Church is near completion and the Record will be presented to the Church later this year. 

Our new Recording project starts on Monday 25th March 2019 at St Mary the Virgin, Woodbridge at 10am.