Category: Worship Furniture

View of Wooden Altar in circular sanctuary

6 Types of Worship & Altar Tables You May Find in a Church or Synagogue

When it’s time to renovate or redesign your church or synagogue, you likely focus on your seating options. Whether it’s radius curved pews, straight pews, or church chairs, you want high-quality, long-lasting church and synagogue furniture. But what about other aspects of your sanctuary?…
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A baptismal font sits in the middle of church pews.

Creating a Special Baptismal Font for Your Church: Exploring the Benefits, History, and Significance of this Important Tradition

Constructing a baptismal font for your place of worship is an important task that requires careful thought and planning. It signifies for many the start of a beautiful journey, so it should be crafted with precision and attention to detail.…
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The inside of a church with wooden pews and stained-glass windows.

The Glossary of Modern Worship Space Terms for Churches

There is a lot to consider when you oversee your house of worship’s furniture. It can feel overwhelming, from ensuring you have all the essential elements to deciding which other furniture items you want. Additionally, some terms refer to similar…
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The interior of a synagogue in New Jersey.

3 Easy Steps to Increase the Longevity of Your Jewish Temple Furniture

Synagogues are holy places for Jewish people who want to pray or attend religious services and special ceremonies. But without proper care for your Jewish temple furniture, you risk a safety incident or disrespecting the symbolic history of the shul’s…
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A comparison image of a podium vs. a lectern.

Podiums vs. Lecterns for Churches: Does Your Worship Space Need Both?

If you are renovating your church or building a new one, you may see confusing terminology. Some places may use words like lectern, podium, ambos, and Bimah furniture interchangeably, but there are differences in each. The difference may be whether…
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A wooden pulpit and beautiful wood church furniture with stained glass in the background at the Christ of the Redeemer Church in Longport, New Jersey.

Wood Church Furniture: Why It’s the Best Choice for You

If it’s time for your church to invest in new furniture, you need to consider choosing wood church furniture. Not only will it last for years, but it is also versatile, beautiful, and sustainable. Studies even show that wood furniture…
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Retablo at St. Rocco Catholic Church

Custom Retablo Designs to Enhance Your Church

Here at New Holland Church Furniture, we know the importance of a strong, visually compelling central piece of custom church furniture. Our handcrafted retablos are just that—quality-built, eye-catching unique pieces designed to draw the eyes of your parishioners, inspiring them…
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Recently disinfected, clean church pews awaiting a congregation’s arrival

Maintaining Your Worship Furniture to Last and Disinfecting for Safety

Discover How to Protect Your Church Seating While Thoroughly Disinfecting Surfaces Here at New Holland Church Furniture, we handcraft our quality-built worship furniture and synagogue or church seating to withstand the test of time. However, maintaining worship furniture with some light cleaning and care…
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Custom radius curved pews installed in Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Looking Back at 58 Years of Handcrafting Radius Curved Wood Pews

If you’re not yet familiar with our work here at New Holland Church Furniture, there’s one simple statement that gets to the heart of how we have approached worship furniture design, building, and installation through the decades: Custom is our…
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Chancel and pulpit area of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Houston TX

Did You Know? Traditional Church Architecture Is On the Rise

A few years ago, The New York Times published a feature in its Religion Journal that shared the new church building story of our customer, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. St. Martin’s made headlines when the congregation—one of…
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