Stratford–upon–Avon has an enthusiastic group of church recorders carrying out this fascinating work. It involves making records, listing and describing everything inside a church as it stands today. This is carried out under the headings of: memorials, metalwork, stonework, windows etc. Photographs and drawings of some items and features of the inside of the church are also included to help with the description.
The STRADFAS Church Recorders group presented the completed Record of Church Furnishings to St Milburga`s Church Wixford B49 6DD on Sunday 6th December after the evening service. Several STRADFAS members were there for the event, which was very enjoyable. St Milburga`s is a tiny church in an idyllic setting, with many interesting features, all now documented in a bound volume: the electronic record now resides in several national record collections.
St Michael and All Saints, Claverdon
Our current project is St Michael and All Saints, Claverdon: The church dates from the 14th century and has a 15th century bell tower. Members of our group are currently recording the contents of the church, including the Spencer Monument, the East window by C.E.Kempe, and a fine Book of Remembrance.
Study/training days are also held locally on the various subjects when we have the opportunity to meet up with members from other groups working in the West Midlands Area.