Governance

The Church Recording Society’s Board of Charity Trustees is:

David Medcalf: Chairman

David Medcalf has been a legal adviser to charities and voluntary associations for over 50 years and during that time has held posts as a trustee and a chairman. He was the acting chairman of Church Recording 2017 to 2019 and has been the Team member responsible for photography and digital delivery since 2015.

Elizabeth Chalmers: Treasurer and Membership

Elizabeth Chalmers was the Head of The Arts Society Church Recording Team 2014-2017.  Already a Group Leader and Area Representative, she joined the Team in 2010.  Founder member of Amersham DFAS. Leader of the City of London Church Recording Group and a national trainer.

Harold Clarke: Privacy and GDPR

Harold Clarke’s career involved radiography teaching at Exeter and Southampton. Also Head of Radiography at University of Portsmouth. A Salisbury Cathedral Tower & Sherborne Abbey guide, he is involved in history and church related charities. Member of Sherborne Church Recording Group.

Howard Stephens: Fundraising & Relationships

Howard Stephens’ background is Colonel (retired) in the British Army with service in Aden, Northern Ireland, West and East Germany, including Berlin, and as Embassy Military & Air Attaché in Hungary. His post army career included CEO Bressingham Steam Preservation Trust and Secretary of Suffolk Historic Churches Trust. He holds education and archive related posts for the Mercers’ Company.

Alison Wakes-Miller: Safeguarding and Safety

Alison Wakes-Miller was the Head of The NADFAS Church Recording Team 2011-2014 and is a Group Leader and Area Representative. A former JP and Adult and Youth Court Chairman, positions she has held include Chairman of Central Lincolnshire Community Health Council and hospital trust non-executive director. She is on the Advisory Council for the Norfolk Churches Trust and a charity trustee of the Ledgerstone Survey England & Wales.

Brian Whitten: Scotland

Brian Whitten was Head of the History of Art Department at Glenalmond College. He is a Group Leader and Area Representative. He is the author of the supplementary Handbook for recording churches in Scotland.

Wendy Woods: Completed Church Records and the Index

Wendy Woods was a The Arts Society Church Recording Team member 1997-2017 whose extensive work has involved her in the church Record template design, keeper of records and databases, trainer and advisor, collator of completed Records and the indexing of key information. She has done important work in stained glass windows archives.

Rosalind Platts

Having joined Church Recording in 2000, Rosalind Platts has Recorded churches, big and small, in the North East, becoming a Group Leader. She was instrumental in successfully reviving the organisation of the North East Area, becoming the Area Representative. Her career was a Consultant Community Paediatrician. She was a Trustee of a Riding for the Disabled Centre.

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