Church Recorders promote the recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage that lies, often forgotten, in local churches. When a project is complete we present an illustrated volume detailing each item and its history; copies are also kept in the National Archives. 

The Society has previously completed the Church Records of St Peter’s Tandridge, and  St Peter’s Limpsfield. The present St Mary’s, Oxted project will be completed in 2018. From 2019 there are prospects of new procedures being adopted to assist the technology requirements of Heritage England and the V & A. The work of The Arts Society Church Recorders is held in high regard by these organisations.

It is a fascinating and rewarding activity combining on-site investigation and recording with careful analysis and presentation of the data back at home. A recording team needs the skills of investigators, recorders, researchers, writers, photographers and those with computer skills to prepare what becomes a significant work of historical reference. If you have any of these skills and would like to get involved please contact the Chairman.

The image shows a detail from the windows at St Mary's Oxted showing Musical Angels. The windows are in the style of Sir Edward Burne-Jones and were made by the William Morris company in 1910