In 1973 NADFAS realised there were no complete records of church artefacts and set out to produce a systematic inventory of the contents of local churches. Statuary, vestments, carvings and other artefacts are carefully photographed and meticulously recorded. Records of over 1,000 churches have now been produced nationally, eleven of them by Granta's Church Recorders.  

Recording takes about a year of work at the church and another year to compile the report to the approved standard and format. When complete a Record is duplicated and copies held by the church and national archives, including the Victoria and Albert Records Library.