Church Recorders promote recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage by recording the contents of places of worship all demonimations and religions.
Participating churches are presented with an illustrated book detailing each item and its history.
A copy of these nationally important documents are also sent to national institutions including the V&A.
The Arts Society Pewsey Vale and The Arts Society Devizes
work together for Church Recording
Currently the Group is working on St. Stephen Church, Beechingstoke, Wiltshire.The church has stood in the centre of the Vale of Pewsey for more than 900 years, having been built by the Normans. The present Victorian church was built in 1861, the third renovation.
The churchyard is renowned for the table tombs and there is a yew tree with a girth of fourteen feet, probably 600 years old.