A Church Record promotes recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage in places of worship by recording the fixtures and furnishings of churches of all religions. Participating churches are presented with an illustrated book detailing each item and its history. Copies of the Record are deposited at Historic England, the ChurchCare Council, the National Art Library (V&A) and local County Records Office or County History Centre.

CHURCH RECORDERS - volunteer organiser - Valerie Pennifer

The principal aim of Church Recorders is to produce for the benefit of the public a comprehensive record of the national artistic heritage within churches of all denominations, to promote its recognition and preservation. When possible, this record includes the history of the furnishings and an outline account of the fabric, checked against published information.

We are now recording the church of St. Mary’s, Henlow, which we began in March 2016.