Memorial Inscriptions



Recording Sessions
At the end of 2014 the Society had completed its 18th year of recording memorial inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the county with a large percentage of the parishes having now been recorded.  Of these some 170 have been published as MI booklets, others are awaiting verification and checking prior to publication. The work of recording the memorial inscriptions is invaluable as the surface of many stones in churchyards are deteriorating rapidly. For each parish we also record any nonconformist graveyards and, sometimes, older parish cemeteries, but not normally newer council cemeteries.

The Northern Group -  The 2014 season has now concluded. The 2015 recording sessions will be listed once plans are finalised and will be listed here:-

Northern Group Programme

Several members of the Northern Group have retired from recording so new members are still urgently required.  If you live in the area or are prepared to travel you would be made very welcome. No experience is necessary as you will be shown what is required and helped by more experienced recorders.  All you need is enthusiasm. 

The Group meets on Fridays, commencing at 10 am and finishing at the latest by 4pm.

If you like to volunteer please contact David Crombie at  with your name and 'phone number to let him know you would like to join the group and he will contact you with all the necessary information.

Northampton Group:The Northampton Group have now completed their 2014 season but would always be pleased to hear from potential new members to help at our recording sessions next year. 

Please contact/email
Robert or Gillian Hill

If you would like to join us in recording and join our team or if you have a particular interest in any of the parishes we will be visiting next year then please contact us (as below). Experience is not essential as newcomers would work initially with a more experienced recorder.  We hope to begin our 2015 season at Pattishall and Cold Higham. Dates will be published early next year but they and the venues can change due to weather conditions or events taking place at churches so please get in touch before any session or ask to join our email list. 
Thanks to all the volunteers who have made this season a really good one.  This includes several new members and we hope that more will join us next year.
Northampton Group Programme
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The big area of the county lying to the south west of Northampton and including the parishes around Towcester, Brackley and Daventry is so far virtually unrecorded. We would be interested in working with any groups in this area to record these parishes.

The recordings together with a graveyard plan are published as small booklets. Careful checking and editing takes time so please be patient if you are waiting for a particular booklet.
New booklets recently published are as follows:-

Bradden £1.50
Harpole £3.00
Holdenby £1.75
Upton (nr Northampton) £1.75
Weedon Bec (Church & URC ) £2.75
Wellingborough (Churches & Chapels) £3.50

For multiple orders please e-mail Mary Ginns on for a quote

A full list of all the published Memorial Inscriptions books can be found here.
Download an order form here.
Memorial Inscription books may be purchased online through Parish Chest
Memorial Inscription books may also be purchased online via Genfair subject to £3 min order.

Enquiries regarding volunteering for either group should be sent to :
Mary Ginns on 0115 9373199
or for the Northern group only to David Crombie
or for the Northampton group only to Robert and Gillian Hill

Updated - November 24, 2014