Should wooden church pews be replaced by stackable seating?

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014


To keep or not to keep traditional wooden pews. It's an issue which divides many church congregations.

But now the Rt Rev Colin Fletcher, the Bishop of Dorchester, has praised parishes which rip out wooden pews from their churches to convert the buildings into “community hubs”.

He has endorsed  dozens of schemes in his diocese which have seen traditional seating removed, to be replaced by more comfortable, stackable options.

There is more information in this Daily Telegraph article

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