A Church Record promotes recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage in places of worship by recording the fixtures and furnishings of churches of all religions. Participating churches are presented with an illustrated book detailing each item and its history. Copies of the Record are deposited at Historic England, the ChurchCare Council, the National Art Library (V&A) and local County Records Office or County History Centre.

In October 2015, Epsom DFAS completed a Record of the Furnishings of Christ Church, Epsom Common. Christ Church is a beautiful Victorian Church of England (Anglican) parish church and part of the Guildford Diocese. The present building was designed by the eminent Victorian architect Arthur Blomfield, a relation by marriage to William Trotter of Horton Manor. Sir Arthur (as he became) also designed the chapel at Epsom College and is probably best known for London’s Royal College of Music immediately behind the Royal Albert Hall. The Bishop of Winchester consecrated the building on 18th  October 1876.

Since November 2016, a new group of volunteers has been busy recording St Mary the Virgin, Ewell Parish Church, in London Road, Ewell. Consecrated in 1848, the Church replaced an older building that can be traced back to the 12th Century, and contains a number of features and memorials relocated from the original building.  A substantial volume of work has already been produced, but further elements of the Church remain to be recorded and additional research on the history of several features and items is required before final collation and printing.

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