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 refurbihsment of their church.
They chose the St Wilfrid's chair which has a wide rush seat and extra back bar for support and requested a shelf for books and kneelers.
One hundred and fifty were delivered and are arranged in gentle curves, their oak frames complementing the oak parquet of the new floor.
Nearly 300 bespoke oak chairs made by Treske have replaced the old pews in the nave of Ripon Cathedral, and are now also being used in the choir.
After some years of consultation between the church, congregation and Treske designers, Treske made over 600 chairs for St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall on the main island of Orkney.
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.