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 2017-2018


One much valued member who has been with us since the groups started has retired but we welcome two new members who will begin in earnest on our next project early in the 2018-2019 season.


The Church Recording Group has almost completed its record of the Church Furnishings at Kirk Andreas which must now be reviewed by an expert representative from the Arts Society Church Recorders before release.

The Records of Arbory and Belle Abbey Churches were presented to an appreciative audience at Arbory Parish Hall at the Christmas Coffee Morning on Saturday 25th November 2017.

The group is looking forward to starting a new project next season.

Church Recorders on the Isle of Man continue to be funded by The Arts Society Isle of Man as part of the Society's Educational, Conservation and Charitable activity. In addition the group receives a contribution towards the cost of the record from The Arts Society.

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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