EDFAS Church Recorders

In 1996/1997 EAFAS (as it was then known) was approached to record the windows by C. E. Kempe at Athelstaneford Parish Kirk in East Lothian. This work led to the formation of the Edinburgh Church Recorders.

In 1998 a group of Church Recorders started on the Record for The Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield, moving on later to The Canongate Kirk. Here, we see the Frobenius Organ, one of the Prayer Desks, and the Mortification Boards.

The record of St Bennet's, the private chapel of the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, has been completed, and the record presented.

A group of Church Recorders from Edinburgh and other Scottish societies, making it an Area Record, is working on Greyfriars Kirk. Both of these Records are at the cross-checking stage. Three more churches have approached the Recorders, who have not decided yet which one they will compile next.

The principal aim of Church Recorders is to produce a comprehensive record of churches of all denominations. A Record is divided into sections - Metalwork, Woodwork, Stonework, Textiles, Pictures, Windows, Books, Organs, Clocks and Tiles, etc. The final Record is given to the Minister of the Church and to appropriate Libraries/Museums suggested by NADFAS.