The major redevelopment undertaken by James Thorpe and Partners at this church designed by J Oldrid Scott, son of the famous Sir George Gilbert Scott, included the re-ordering of the previous Sanctuary and High Altar area into an adaptable space for private prayer and small group worship screened from the main body of the church and new sanctuary.
One hundred years after the building was first opened, the chancel area with its new furnishings was dedicated by the Archbishop of York in 1999. Chancel screens, communion table, lectern, clergy stalls, choir fronts, altar rails and a base for a cross were all made in natural ash and installed by Treske.
A particular feature of the brief was that all the sanctuary furniture should look permanent and yet be removable to allow for the greatest possible flexibility of use of the space.
Treske are experienced in working with leading church architects and at being part of the process every congregation goes through when changes are made.
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.
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.
Sanctuary furniture supplied by Treske completed the restoration by RIBA conservation architects Anthony Grimshaw Associates of the once derelict St Martin's Church.