The Arts Society Rutland
Church Recorders CONSERVING OUR PAST – SECURING OUR FUTURE The Church Recorders comprise a group of around eighteen people who meet every Monday morning between May and September from 10.00am-12.00 noon to gather together the information to create a complete record of all the objects within the church.   The winter months, generally too cold to do recording work in a church, are spent compiling the notes and photographs from the various sections.   When a record is complete copies are presented to the Minister of the church, the Diocesan archive and the Victoria and Albert Museum, (Art Library) as well as the English Heritage Archive and County Record Office. Currently we are in the process of compiling the record of St. Mary Magdalene & St. Andrew at Ridlington, near Uppingham.   We are also finalising the details for St. Mary the Virgin, Ayston, Rutland, and getting it ready for presentation this spring.   Shortly we shall also be deciding which church to start recording next, we try to complete one a year, but a larger church may well take two or more years. Church Recorders at work Many of us have little or no previous experience but just a general interest in history and the contents of a church, plus a willingness to learn something new and to meet new friends.  There are plenty of books to help us and we work in twos or threes on the various sections, such as woodwork, stonework or windows.   If you would like to become a Church Recorder please contact Jacqui Robinson on 01780 460655, or Carol King, 01780 784286. St Mary the Virgin, Ayston Web site created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training
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