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How To Restore Your Church’s Former Splendor With Used Church Pews Or Church Steeple Crosses

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Churches boast some of the most beautiful sculptures, paintings and architectural designs on the planet. When people step into their place of worship they want to feel as if they’re surrounded by something greater than themselves. This can, of course, be a little hard to do when you have a worn-out church steeple or broken churchpews to tend to. Finding replacements for your church steeple crosses can seem a little difficult, but there are more than enough experienced craftsman eager to restore your building back to its former splendor.

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20 Dec 2017

Faith and Furniture Church Pews and Steeples

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For centuries, churches have been tranquil places for worship and community gathering. The furnishings, ornaments, and architecture of churches have become incredibly important to the churchgoing experience. While churches historically didn’t always look like they do now, today one could easily tell what one was looking at by just seeing the top of a steeple, or know where one was by seeing a row of church pews.

A Brief History of Pews.

Church pews were introduced in the 13th century, as removable stone benches. Today, pews are one of the most iconic staples of church furniture, and are made of some kind of wood, usually oak. It wasn’t until the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century that permanent pews were commonly installed in churches. This reformation brought with it the rise of the serm (more…)

13 Jul 2015

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