Why one cathedral no longer fears those chair-raising moments

ByDave Hall

Why one cathedral no longer fears those chair-raising moments

For years, Winchester Cathedral had relied on aging, heavy chairs that lacked comfort and mobility, rendering them semi-permanent fixtures.

Recognising the need for a versatile solution, the managers of the building turned to Trinity Church Furniture, a CRE Midlands 23 exhibitor, and their award-winning Theo range.

‘The new chairs not only look good and feel comfortable but above all, are light enough to be easily moved by our vergers when required, even at short notice,’ said Bruce Parker, chair of Winchester Cathedral Friends. ‘This has already meant the glory of an unfurnished nave has been enjoyed many times over since their installation.’

A unique number is etched onto each of the 1000+ chairs with the cathedral benefitting from enhanced organisation and event coordination. Their stackable design also enables easy storage and manoeuvrability, allowing for swift adjustments as required.

‘We are delighted with our news seating, which has provoked much positive comment about comfort and design. They make our vergers’ work less onerous, equipping us to be far nimbler in our varied daily operations,’ said the Reverend Canon Dr Roland Riem, vice-dean of the cathedral.

Trinity Church Furniture has been a supplier of ecclesiastical furniture in the UK and internationally for more than 40 years.

• Trinity Church Furniture are on stand C1 at CRE Midlands 23

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