Custom design & Consultation for Furnishings

and Worship Settings

Engage the liturgical art consultant to work with your committee to create a worship setting that reflects God's presence and brings beauty and order to liturgical celebrations. 

 

Renovate the setting of your worship space and/or have new furniture designed to harmonize with the architecture.

 

Ed Stroeher from Washington, Missouri, crafted the elements shown.  See more of his work at www.thespeedofwood.com

CHAPEL FURNISHINGS 

School Sisters of Notre Dame

 

Ornamental brass motifs from the former chapel were incorporated into the design of the altar, ambo and tabernacle in respect of what had been before, while giving a vitality and elegance to the new.

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Sancta Maria in Ripa Altar
Sancta Maria in Ripa Altar

The wheat motif on the four sides of the altar came from the former communion railing. The marble inlay in the top came from the former altar. When design elements such as these can be incorporated into a renovation, the change is often better accepted by the members of the congregation. The dark walnut wood contrasting with the light red oak reaches upward in the center, then curves upward suggesting both a chalice and arms raised up in praise.

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Sancta Maria in Ripa Ambo
Sancta Maria in Ripa Ambo

Three crosses from the former reredos form the center design of the ambo. Notice the crosses repeated on the doors. Such repetition has a pleasing, calming effect.

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Holy Water Font
Holy Water Font

A marble bowl holds living water in this font.

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Sancta Maria in Ripa Altar
Sancta Maria in Ripa Altar

The wheat motif on the four sides of the altar came from the former communion railing. The marble inlay in the top came from the former altar. When design elements such as these can be incorporated into a renovation, the change is often better accepted by the members of the congregation. The dark walnut wood contrasting with the light red oak reaches upward in the center, then curves upward suggesting both a chalice and arms raised up in praise.

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Gothic Altar
Gothic Altar

The design of the former communion rail was recreated for the altar at Concord Hill (Marthasville, MO).

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Ambo or Pulpit for Concord Hill
Ambo or Pulpit for Concord Hill

This Gothic lectern repeats the lines of altar.

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Romanesque Ambo or Pulpit
Romanesque Ambo or Pulpit

The pillars and arch of this ambo or lectern repeat lines of original high altar.

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Gothic Altar
Gothic Altar

The design of the former communion rail was recreated for the altar at Concord Hill (Marthasville, MO).

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FURNISHINGS FOR TRADITIONAL SETTING

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Where the desire is to retain traditional decorative elements in the worship space, furnishings can be designed to reflect these elements and create a harmonious whole.