A lectern for a standing reader is an essential part of the furnishings of a church, chapel, assembly hall or lecture platform. It must be of an appropriate height or adjustable, strong, stable, and with sufficient desk width for large books such as Bibles.
Every one of Treske's solid wood lecterns is the result of discussion with architects, clergy and congregations, so that each one fits beautifully within its architectural context.
Designs for a moveable altar table, ambo, credence table, chair and stool were inspired by the Victorian transept arches of St Chad's. Made in fumed oak which will darken with time, the furniture is clearly contemporary yet sympathetic to its setting. Two hundred and fifty oak chairs with book troughs were also commissioned, forty with arms.
New sanctuary furniture designed and made by Treske joined the original benches made by Treske in the 1980's as part of a major reorder and reorientation of the church.
A full set of Sanctuary furniture including an altar, credence table, lecterns, choir stalls and clergy desks and other dignitary seating were designed and made by Treske for Manchester Cathedral.