We commenced recording at St Elidyr, Ludchurch in 2012. As our first project it has been a steep learning curve for all members of the group. We’re not experts but an interest in church furnishings and the history of architectural styles has served as a good starting point.

It is surprising how quickly we have learnt the necessary vocabulary .... “a cornice with two rows of square billets .... side lights have ogee arched heads with two pierced trefoils.... beneath is a frieze of elongated acanthus leaf” after a while all begins to make sense.

We are now drawing our first Record to a conclusion and hope to complete the compilation and presentation later this year.

Ann Maria Thomas, Church Recording Representative. WWDFAS More information about Church Recording can be found at www.nadfas.org.uk