2:38pm Thursday 8th November 2012
A service of dedication for Gloucester Cathedral’s new choir stalls will take place during the Sunday Eucharist service on Sunday, November 25, at 10.15am. The stalls complete the suite of furniture it has taken four years to commission. Special guests at the service will be the Dean Emeritus, the Very Revd Nick Bury and the team of craftsmen who created the furniture.
The hand-crafted new choir stalls are the most complex part of the suite and have taken the longest to manufacture. The specially-designed furniture is made from solid oak and features a decorative motif inspired by the Gothic arches in the Cathedral.
The new furniture aims to produce an attractive, streamlined treatment for the Nave, in sympathy with the architecture. The entire suite is made up of altar, communion rails, lectern, clergy chairs, choir stalls, exhibition panels, leaflet rack and Donorpoint machine.
The new furniture was funded by the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral and from a legacy left by a supporter and cost £90,000 in total.
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