Church Recorders are The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) volunteers who make records of the contents of our national churches, thereby promoting the recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage to be found in places of worship of all religions. The record covers Memorials, Metalwork, Stonework, Woodwork,Textiles, Paintings etc, Library, and Miscellaneous.

Each section is described in the same manner covering physical description, materials, date, size, maker, history, donor, inscriptions and references. When the record is complete the material is then compiled into a book which is illustrated with photographs and drawings.

Copies are distributed to the church, the V&A, The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS) for Church House and Heritage Archives and the local History Centre which holds the diocesan copy.