Sanctuary furniture supplied by Treske completed the restoration by RIBA conservation architects Anthony Grimshaw Associates of the once derelict St Martin’s Church.
An altar with 50mm thick solid top, celebrants’ chairs, lectern, credence shelf, cross, candlesticks, hymn board, kneelers, aumbry and altar rails were all made in oak. Treske’s successful handling of the combination of wood, stainless steel and glass, is evident in the fine detail of the graceful altar rail.
Linking the new with the old, the profile of one of the stone pillars in the church inspired the columnar forms that support the furniture. The design, materials and forms share the same qualities of simplicity, strength and grace found within the simple space of this now revitalized church.
New sanctuary furniture has been made in oak and brushed stainless steel. The design is based on the fluted mouldings of Gothic columns.
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.
The major redevelopment at this church designed by J Oldrid Scott, son of the famous Sir George Gilbert Scott, included the re-ordering of Sanctuary and High Altar area.
New church furniture for the sanctuary, seating and reception areas was designed by Treske for Victoria Methodist Church, Bristol.