THE ARTS SOCIETY RICKMANSWORTH

FEATURED ON PAGE 63 OF SPRING 2017 NADFAS REVIEW

Arts Society volunteers are making records of the contents of our national churches, to help preserve the rich artistic heritage to be found in places of worship of all religions. To date, over 1,800 churches have been recorded in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Recorders join a team and work in pairs describing in detail different sections of the church furnishings: memorials, metalwork, stonework, woodwork, textiles, paintings, library, windows and miscellaneous.  Training will be given, reference books are available, and The Arts Society has a large team of experts on whose advice we can call.

A bound and illustrated record is presented to the church and copies are sent to national institutions: The Victoria & Albert Museum, National Library of Scotland, the local County Records Office and The Arts Society HQ in London.

Four members are in a team of combined Rickmansworth, Moor Park and Bushey societies. They have presented a record to Holy Cross Church Sarratt and are now working at St Andrew’s Church Watford.

If  you attend a church in South Herts which would like to be recorded  then ask a committee member for contact details of the team organisers.

Contact Jean Dodds.