THE ARTS SOCIETY THAMES

Church Recorders are TAS 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.


The year began very quietly because we were rechecking our work at St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Saunderton before the final compilation. We hope to be able to present the record this year. In July, the record of St. Michael and All Angels, Horsenden, was presented to the Vicar and congregation and the welcome and delight we all received was heart-warming. It does take a full three years or more to complete the record of a church and there is much research and attention to detail. Again, I would like to thank our Society, together with the Vale of Aylesbury and West Wycombe, for their continuing generosity and invaluable support during the year.

Sheila Peroni