Treske were chosen to make and install a wide ranging and co-ordinated set of furniture in the historic church of St Andrew. Tucked away in ancient beautiful Wiltshire countryside there has been worship on this site for over a thousand years, possibly dating back to King Alfred. King Alfred’s daughter was the Abbess of Shaftesbury and owned the land on which the first St Andrew’s Church was built; a Saxon arch remains.
Commissioned by St Andrews PCC, Treske worked on co-ordinated designs for the new tower screen, pulpit, bookcase, library table and servery table within the main church. Further designs for the vestry included a vestry table and a vestment wardrobe. The vestry table was specifically designed to store the different altar cloths as well as provide a practical movable meeting table.
The tower screen was carefully situated to maintain the view of the West window from the congregation and flood the church with light. The tower itself can be used for storage including 40 Howe 40/4 chairs that are used for overflow seating at important occasions.
Children's and church books are contained within a special bookcase that is partner to a low octagonal table with turned legs and protective glass set over the selected oak top. A larger and taller rectangular table with a protective glass top was made as a convenient tea and biscuit servery for the church.
The nave is furnished with Treske Southwell chairs made with a wood seat, some of which have book troughs set behind the top back rest.
Treske designed and fitted two large notice boards within the porch that now dispay parish notices and information.
The final piece was the pulpit, designed to slide and to fit on the chancel step, and made in the same style as the tower screen completed with the installation of a microphone and light.
On behalf of the Parochial Church Council, the Development Committee, the Friends Committee and the congregation of St Andrew's Church, Donhead St Andrew, our thanks to you, Mike and all the craftspeople at Treske for your major contributions to the Development Project. The church looks wonderful, timeless, appropriate and beautiful. Thank you. July 2020
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