Treske has over 30 years experience of special commissions for bespoke church furniture and furnishings, often for the restoration of significant ecclesiastical buildings. Working with church architects, clergy, congregations and heritage and conservation bodies such as the Historic Churches Conservation Trust they have undertaken the refurbishment of churches, chapels, sanctuaries and serveries.
They have made new altars and communion tables, lecterns, hymn boards, screens, fonts, crosses, aumbreys, tabernacles and candleholders to their own orIginal designs or to those of church architects. Treske's specialist joiners are also frequently called upon to integrate new furniture with old woodwork of exceptional historic interest, for example in St George's Chapel Windsor.
Church chairs, choir stalls, benches and pews for clergy and congregation meet the needs of modern worship and community events. In a wide range of woods including oak and ash, bespoke or standard, stacking or not, sometimes with commemorative carving or carved lettering, Treske have supplied parish churches, cathedrals, Quaker Meeting Houses, Methodist chapels, school chapels and a hospital faith centre, with exactly the seating they needed.
Treske designed and made 163 St Wilfrid chairs and armchairs, two Deacons’ chairs, one president’s chair, together with a lectern, six servers’ stools, six benches for the choir, four choir frontals and four choir readers.
Treske of Thirsk were selected to provide new oak seating to replace the old pine pews, using a mixture of rush seated oak chairs, folding chairs and benches.
The famous Rushbearing ceremony when townspeople carry bearings decorated with flowers and greenery takes place annually in St Mary's. Appropriately, rush seated solid oak chairs were chosen by the congregation to replace old pews in the nave as part of a re-ordering and refurbishment of their church.
During the preparatory work the pulpit and old pews were removed, revealing beautiful scagliola columns which, with the rounded Byzantine arches in the chancel and between the columns are the defining feature of the space, and becoming the architectural elements that found their way into the new sanctuary furniture.
Al Ain is the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates and is home to many expatriates. Now, thanks to the Municipality of Al Ain, non-Muslims will be served by a newly built crematorium and cemetery approximately 15 kilometres from Al Ain.
New chancel furniture for St Michael's, Framlingham comprises of a Celebrant's chair, two side chairs, four low back chairs with shelves that extend from under the seats, an altar, lectern, portable lectern or legilium, credence table, processional candle stands and a Paschal candle stand, all in limed oak.
Designs for a moveable altar table, ambo, credence table, chair and stool were inspired by the Victorian transept arches of St Chad's. Made in fumed oak which will darken with time, the furniture is clearly contemporary yet sympathetic to its setting. Two hundred and fifty oak chairs with book troughs were also commissioned, forty with arms.
Treske designed bench pews to be graceful, strong, and light in weight. The choir use the same benches but on the back are removable readers, while freestanding readers front the choir and pews. Treske restored and extended panelling taken from the old church site.
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