Church Recorders

Church Recorders are Arts Society 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 items are described in detail and their history researched.
All the material is then compiled into a book illustrated with photographs and drawings.

This is presented to the church and copies are sent to national institutions.

Wolverhampton & Wrekin Church Recorders

Since October 2009, Wolverhampton Church Recorders have joined with our friends at Wrekin to combine our efforts. If you are interested in joining this group please click on the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.


We are currently working on recording the contents of All Saints Claverley. This church is well known in the area for its medieval wall paintings and fine examples of Arts & Crafts woodwork. We meet each Wednesday morning at 10am except high days and holidays.
During the winter we are very comfortably housed in the Crown pub. Here we can write up our notes in the warm snug room. (Many thanks to Ken and Mary for their support.)

To give some idea of our activities, here is a snippet of our noble leader Julia Purshouse's recent report

Paul and Howard purring along like a Jaguar e-type (my favourite). (Really, Julia ? I thought we were more like an old Land Rover Defender – rugged, weather-beaten, slightly outmoded, but dependable …)

Jean and John recording a pair of black lead (seriously) flower vases (not the prettiest).

Gold star to John for persuading his Google notebook to communicate with my Windows 10 laptop and vice versa.

Helen F. and Helen W. in the ringing chamber (brave, brave) listing photographs.

Helen Wilson is interviewing civilians from the village with stories to tell about items in the church.

Lin and Caroline were editing - Lin on her Apple and Caroline on my Windows 10, so well done both.

David was recording children's bibles and also bibles in Greek, Hungarian, Maltese and Keith was describing the clothing of Dorothy Broke (nee Gatacre) John Broke and Mary Broke (nee Waring) which is so intricately carved on the table tomb.

I was being supportive.

Tim, our photographer continues his painstaking work, as you can see here.

Church Recording group

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