Category Pulpits

The Interesting History of Church Furniture

Second hand church pews

On Sundays, many people go to church and sit upon church furniture throughout the service. But have you ever thought about the church steeple history, or that the pews you are sitting upon might be antique church pews? Chances are, you have not, and it’s quite the shame considering the incredible pew and church steeple history that most churches have. If you’re interesting in learning more, read on to find out!

Pews Weren’t Always a Thing
Pews were not always what they are today. In fact, before the reformation, pews were referred to as closed seats that were reserved for particularly indiv

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How Christian Church Design Evolved

Church pews and chairs

The iconic steeples of Christian churches may seem like an anachronism in the increasingly secular age in which we live, and yet almost 70% of Americans say they attend church occasionally, while as much as 40% are classified as very religious under a Gallup poll. There is even evidence that those who are very religious — regardless of faith — are healthier than those who are not. Church architecture and interior design, too, play an important part in American life; a picture of a church steeple is still instantly recognizable.

It is interesting then that many of the iconic or traditional elements that we associate with churches have not always been part of the design life of such buildings. Steepl

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