Church Recorders promote recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage in places of worship by recording the contents of churches of all religions. Participating churches are presented with an illustrated book detailing each item and its history. Copies are also sent to national institutions.  If anyone is interested in being part of and/or starting a new Church Recording Group please contact Jane Hopkin (

East Sussex DFAS

Starting in September 2003 ESDFAS have finally completed their Recording of All Saints Church, Hove and this was presented to Friar Phil Ritchie on Sunday 23rd June 2014 at the end of the morning Eucharist. All Saints is considered a sister to Truro Cathedral, being designed by the same architects, J L Pearson and his son Frank, and has many similarities, not least size. It must be one of the largest parish churches tackled by a recording team and is a magnificent building with elaborate carving of the stonework and woodwork. The organ is considered one of the finest parish church organs in the country and the final three volumes consisted of just over 500 pages with 172 pages of photographs. The photos shows Jean Clarke and the members of the recording team presenting the finished Records to Friar Phil at All Saints Church.