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GERRARDS CROSS

Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross Church Recorders began recording their first church in 1997.

The idea of Church Recording started when the Victoria and Albert Museum, aware of the vulnerability of many churches to damage or loss, asked NADFAS for help in producing detailed inventories for churches. The actual recording is done in great detail and includes everything inside the church. We work in pairs documenting and photographing all the furnishings. What we do is educational and instructive and we really enjoy the research and detective work necessary for the section in which we are involved. When we have finished, all the information is put together in a set format by our compiler and final copies go to the Oxford Diocesan Office, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Cathedrals and Church Buildings Division at Church House, the National Monuments Record and the church involved.

We are currently recording St JOHN the BAPTIST, Little Marlow, Bucks, shown in the picture. Other churches we have recorded:

  • All Saints, Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks 2001
  • St. Nicolas, Taplow, Bucks 2004
  • St. Nicholas, Hedsor, Bucks 2008
  • St. James, Fulmer, Bucks 2010
  • St James the Less, Dorney, Bucks 2013
  • St Mary the Virgin, Denham, Bucks 2016