Holy Trinity Church in Prestwood, is an iconic 19th century church, near Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, and was designed by the renowned Victorian architect E B Lamb.
As part of a wide-ranging modernisation of the interior of the church, which was completely emptied of the old box pews, Treske designed and manufactured 36 oak stacking benches, 24 oak side chairs and 16 oak armchairs, together with a special altar table. The emphasis was on flexibility, quality and comfort.
The stackable benches and chairs give the interior a flexible, light and airy feel. The specially designed altar table features an old piece of Portland limestone, reclaimed from the church steps, under which are housed some religious relics and a small time capsule.
Treske worked closely with the furnishings committee to assist in turning the vision for seating and a new altar into designs that were presented before being manufacture and delivery.
The altar table complements the church beautifully and has been one of the most commented on features of the entire re-ordering project. We looked at a number of different furniture suppliers. We had sample benches in church for a few weeks. People voted for their favourite, and Treske’s came out on top for comfort, looks, and utility.
The Rev Deiniol Heywood, vicar of Holy Trinity
This 12th century church was reordered with the comfortable Treske St Mary's benches, chairs and armchairs.
The flexible seating for St John's includes Treske St Mary's chairs, armchairs and benches. St Nicholas folding chairs are stored in cupboards to bring the capacity up to 150 people.
Treske designed and made freestanding pews and altar furniture as part of the recent reorder of St Michaels and All Angels.