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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Perambulating pews

I doubt anyone will notice, but two of our pews switched position yesterday per request from Mary Ellen. Seems there was a little bit of wear beginning to show on the fabric of one of the more "popular" pews, so it was switched with one of the least popular. (No prizes for guessing the relative locations of the two.)

This turned out to be a bit more work than initially appeared, given that the pews are firmly fastened to the floor. And I got a reminder of just how heavy they are.

But for the fabric to only begin to show wear after 23 years -- that's pretty tough stuff. Maybe almost as much as the original green Naugahyde underneath.


  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Anglican Parish Priest said…

    I'm waiting to see if anyone follows the "popular pew" and moves up to the front! Anglicans seem to love sitting either in the back or in the middle of the nave. Let's hope the original covering of our pews (still lurking underneath) doesn't start to rear its ugly head. Traditional wooden pews for our next Memorial Project, anyone?

  • At 6:32 PM, Blogger Continuing Home said…

    I wouldn't be waiting for folks to move up front. (Especially as it's hard to tell the mew itself moved.) It's a very old cultural tradition, one I remember from my own boyhood, for Anglicans to sit at the back of the Nave.

    Only the brash would sit up front. (grin)

    Wooden pews? Hmmm... could we bring those in for Lent and other penitential seasons? (They'd still be better than the folding chairs we once used.)


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