Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society

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.  Our principal aim 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 The Arts Society.

In 1998 a group of Church Recorders started on the Record for The Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield.  This was followed by The Canongate Kirk and St Bennet's, the private chapel of the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh.  A group of Church Recorders from Edinburgh and other Scottish societies, making it an Area Record, completed a record of Greyfriars Kirk.  A Record of St Margaret's Chapel in Edinburgh Castle was recently completed.

If you are interested in becoming involved in Church recording, please contact  Membership of The Arts Society, or an affiliated society, is required for all volunteers and please note that we cannot guarantee that every volunteer will be accepted for any particular project.