Churchwardens' Accounts Database - Volunteering Opportunity

on Friday, 21 April 2017.

Volunteers needed - Can you help?

Churchwardens’ accounts are an important resource for historians and genealogists and we are seeking volunteers to help collect data from all surviving pre-1850 churchwardens’ accounts.  This important National Database, although not yet complete, will go ‘live’ shortly and will be updated regularly. The Database will be freely available to all here.

The data we are collecting is:-
• The year of each surviving account.
• The total expenditure for each surviving year.

It is not necessary to have experience of churchwardens’ accounts; training will be provided together with information and guidance notes to help you.

We are (ideally) looking for people who can spare some time on a regular basis, for approximately six months, in their Local Record Office.  If you already have this information for one or more parishes or you are willing to collect it from just one or two parishes that is fine. All help will be gratefully received and acknowledged.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in volunteering, and we will set up some initial training led by Dr Valerie Hitchman.

Comments (2)

  • Fiona Redmond

    Fiona Redmond

    21 April 2017 at 11:19 |
    Hello Claire, I'd like to be considered as a volunteer again, please. The children are that bit older now and have hopefully got over the catching every bug around stage. I'm opening a studio for the Peacock Arts Trail at the end of September for 10 days, there are school holidays to factor in, and most termtime Fridays I volunteer with Arts Together - but other than that, I do have some time!
    Kind regards,


  • Naomi Sackett

    Naomi Sackett

    25 April 2017 at 09:16 |
    Great to hear. Thanks Fiona! I have passed your message and contact details to Claire who should be in touch with you directly. Best wishes, Naomi Sackett, Community History Advisor


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