Church Recorders

Church Floor Mosaic

The Church Recorders are a sub-group of The Arts Society.

Secular groups of volunteers interested in preserving national heritage work together to record the contents of places of worship. Records assist with compilation of terriers and inventories, preserve information for posterity in case of closure, provide information for police in cases of theft or other damage and provide basic information for researchers.

Isle of Man Church Recorders: Review 2015-2016


We welcomed two new members this year who add considerable expertise and vitality to the group.


St Cairbre

Fieldwork at St Cairbre was completed at in May 2014. We then moved to St Columba, Arbory in September 2014 and completed the fieldwork there in December 2015.

Before moving on to our next major project at Kirk Andreas the Group decided to record its first Methodist Chapel and carried out fieldwork at Ballabeg Methodist Chapel from January to May 2016.

Church Recorders on the Isle of Man continue to be funded by IOMDFAS as part of the Society's Educational, Conservation and Charitable activity. In addition the group receives contributions towards the cost of the record from The Arts Society headquarters and from Culture Vannin (formerly The Manx Heritage Foundation).

Trails of Discovery

Isle of man Church

Trails of Discovery are aimed at children aged 8-12 years, but can be fun for the whole family.

The Trails of Discovery consist of illustrated questionnaires that take you on a trail around a specific church on the Island.

Click here for more information on Trails of Discovery and where you can find them on the Isle of Man

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