Church Recorders are The Arts Society 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. Church recording is a fascinating occupation providing those involved with an increasing awareness and understanding of Church furnishings, both of their religious use and of their artistic provenance. There is also an opportunity for those interested to delve into all sorts of archive material.

More than 1,600 Church Records have been completed.

Church Recording in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The Arts Society Alton 

  • St Nicholas, Chawton (completed)
  • St Nicholas in West Worldham (in progress)

The Arts Society Alresford 

  • St Mary's Church, Avington (completed) (See above photograph)

The Arts Society Basingstoke

  • St Leonard's Church, Sherfield-on-Loddon

The Arts Society Hart 

  • St Johns, Hartley Wintney (completed)
  • Mattingley Church (completed)
  • All Saints, Dogmersfield (in progress)

The Arts Society Isle of Wight

  • St Boniface,Bonchurch (completed)
  • St Mildred,Whippingham (completed)
  • St Edmund,Wootton (completed)
  • St James,Yarmouth (completed)
  • All Saints,Newchurch (completed)
  • St Mary the Virgin,Brighstone (completed)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Carisbrooke (completed)
  • Holy Trinity,Cowes (completed)
  • St Olave, Gatcombe (completed)
  • St Peter and St Paul, Mottistone (in progress)

The Arts Society Test Valley - Seven churches completed and two are in progress

The Arts Society Winchester

  • St Stephen,Sparsholt (completed)
  • St Bartholomew,Hyde,Winchester (completed)
  • St Mary,Kings Worthy,Winchester (completed)
  • St Lawrence,The Square (completed)
  • St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate (completed)