Horham Baptist Church embarked on a full refurbishment of their worship area in the spring of 2018, providing the church with a much needed uplift and all round more modern space. Replacing pews in a dark wooden interior, the requirements for new church seating included:
- Being lightweight and easy to move and store
- Much more comfortable than pews
- Retaining a wooden aspect for aesthetic purposes
Having visited us at the CRE in 2017, the leadership team drew up a shortlist based on their priorities, and Alpha duly delivered samples free of charge, with no obligation, for testing a couple of weeks later while also providing advice and answering questions in person.
The timing worked perfectly for Horham Baptist Church with the launch of a new Alpha product – the high-stacking lightweight wooden chair with upholstered seat and back (Product ref: LAMSU). The chair fit the bill for comfort, lightweight and stackability, while maintaining a wooden frame which had previously meant a heavy final chair.
The chairs stack up to 12 chairs high on the purpose-made dolleys, which themselves stack together when empty to minimise storage space required while the chairs are in use.
The church also bought a small quantity of the ‘SB2M’ lightweight metal stacking chair to use for larger services, in the same fabric colour as the wooden chairs and with a chrome frame that compliments the shade of the wood well.
The wooden frames were stained to match the new Lectern also supplied by Alpha in a natural Oak veneer, with gas lift functionality and a port for the church’s new wireless microphone.