Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Pews. Chairs. Benches. Advertising Hoardings. Leaflet Stands. Inside The Church, Is It Better With Them, Or Without ? You Decide.

Siena Cathedral,
Illustration: THE HISTORY BLOG

The Nave,
York Minster,
Once a year, The Minster removes all Pews, Chairs, Benches, etc,
to permit the renovation, refurbishment, cleaning and repair, of The Minster's beautiful floor area.
Devoid of the usual plethora of Pews, Benches, etc, it suddenly reveals
the magnificent grandeur that the original Mediaeval Masons intended to be seen.
I suspect that this dramatic visual enhancement is what Fr. Z was alluding to in his excellent Post, entitled "Down With Pews ! Away With Them !", which makes fascinating, compulsive, reading on his Blog at FR. Z's BLOG

Saint Mark's Basilica,
Venice, Italy.
Illustration: PINTEREST

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