Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Wimborne & Blandford Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Church Trail Launch, Cranborne The Church Trail Launch in Cranborne took place on March 25th 2015, with enthusiastic participation from pupils of Cranborne First School, accompanied by the Head Teacher, Lindsay Robertson. Also present were the Rural Dean, Chris Tebbutt, Julia Tibbs, NADFAS Area Chairman, Maggie Watts, Deputy Chairman and Rosemary Jarvis, Church warden and co – author of the Trail with Sue Smith. Everyone enjoyed hunting round the Church, looking for items on their sheets, “ anyone seen a fallen angel anywhere ?“ and we all learned a great deal from the informative answers. We hope that using the Trail will make our beautiful church more accessible and less intimidating to people both young and old.


Our first meeting took place as planned on 25th October with 9 keen members of the society attending. Frances Moule gave an interesting insight into what is involved and the group will now meet at 11am on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Blandford St Mary Church. Prospective new members of the group should phone our Chairman Sue Smith first to check that there is no change of venue etc.


We are pleased to be able to take the first steps towards starting the Church Recording Group to make a record of St Mary's Church, Blandford St. Mary. Frances Moule, who is the area Church Recording organiser, will initiate us into the tasks involved and a meeting has been arranged for Thursday 25th October 2012 at a local member's home, we will then walk to the Church to have a first look. If you are interested in joining us please contact Sue Smith (Chairman)


Church Recorders are NADFAS volunteers who make records of the contents of our national churches, thereby promoting the recognition and preservation of the rich artistic heritage to be found in places of worship of all religions. The items are described in detail and their history researched. All the material is then compiled into a book illustrated with photographs and drawings. This is presented to the church and copies are sent to national institutions.