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If These Pews Could Talk The Secrets Hidden In Church Architecture

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As a former history major with a special passion for Western Civilization, I have been to a lot of churches over the years. This isn’t because I’m particularly religious, but because often throughout history the church was the largest, oldest building occupying a town or city and served double duty as a place of worship and a community center. In other words, for a researcher interested in the cultural history of a place, it’s an information gold mine and can provide a lot of clues about a society’s values.

I became especially aware of these clues and the semiotic power of architecture when I visited Siena, Italy on a study abroad trip my senior year of college. Italy describes itself as a Catholic country, and Siena boasts the Duomo di Siena, one of the largest and most ornate medieval Cathedral (more…)

23 Jun 2015

3 Ways Churches Can Preserve an Historic Feel With Pews

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For at least 1,000 years of Church history, congregations stood during a service, free to move around and mingle with other congregants. However, the addition of a sermon as a central part of Protestant worship led to the rise of the church pew, now used in nearly every church apart from a few orthodox denominations. For many, these pews are a mainstay that appear to have always been in place. But whether your church’s pews truly are hundreds of years old or whether you’re building a brand-new worship space, you may need to think about engaging some pew-related services.

Church Pew Refinishing

Church pews used for many years are generally built out of solid wood. T (more…)

24 Sep 2014