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THE ARTS SOCIETY MOOR PARK

Moor Park Mansion

Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire

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CHURCH RECORDING

The Arts Society Moor Park

Working in association with Rickmansworth DFAS, the meticulous analysis and recording of the precious content of churches in our area is undertaken.  The recording of St. Andrews Church in Watford has just been completed and a presentation of the final Record was made to the Church on Sunday 2 December 2018.

 

New members of the team are always welcome. Training is provided and the work is interesting.   Please contact Joy Crosbie at: moorparkdfas@gmail.com for further information.

 

For each item the recorder has to answer ten set questions and do any research necessary into the item.  Recorders also have access to experts who are willing to give their opinion on any rare or interesting piece. Many missing pieces have been found over the years.

 

Five copies are made of the final Record - one, usually bound, for the Church, one for the Council for the Care of Churches and London Metropolitan Archives, one for the Victoria and Albert Museum on an archival CD, one for the appropriate Records office, and one is kept at The Arts Society.  Information is also sent to various interested bodies and the work is used by genealogists, researchers and the police.  Apart from being very interesting for the recorders this work is a significant contribution to the conservation of the country's heritage.

 

So far this century we have recorded St Peter’s, Bushey Heath (1999-2004) St Martin’s, West Drayton, (2004-2006) St Mary the Virgin, Harmondsworth, (2006-2008) St George, Headstone (2008-2010), All Saints, Leavsden (2010-2012), St Paul, Langleybury (2012-2014), Holy Cross Church, Sarratt (2014-2016) and St. Andrews Church, Watford (2016-2018).  

The Arts Society Moor Park works with members of The Arts Society Rickmansworth on recording our local churches.