Dovetailors Delivers new Altar to Wakefield Cathedral

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After months of design work and many hours of dedicated craftsmanship in our workshop we were delighted to install our completed altar in Wakefield Cathedral in time for a special service of re-dedication.

The service on March 23rd was the first to be held in the re-developed nave following an exciting renewal programme, Project 2013.

We have felt extremely privileged to be involved in the project and to have been chosen by the cathedral to create a new altar that will serve worshippers for many decades to come.

We are also working on a new ambo for the cathedral which will be delivered in the next few weeks. More news on this complex piece of craftsmanship will follow on our blog along with details of how we have collaborated with Robert Bray of clockmaker Sinclair Harding on the project.

The work with Wakefield Cathedral saw us become part of a dedicated and inspirational team of people whose enthusiasm and skill has delivered a wonderful new flexible public space for worship and events that lends itself perfectly to the diverse demands of 21st century cathedral life.

Keeping in mind the fact that the space within the cathedral has to adapt to suit many different purposes we sought to design something multi-functional that embraced the need to be contemporary without detracting from its solemn purpose.

Our personal approach to design and manufacture has led to us being asked to deliver a number of ecclesiastical furniture projects recently including a contemporary oak altar for Trinity Academy in Halifax. Each task has been unique and our completed designs have been extremely well received.

We wish Wakefield Cathedral every success for the future and hope the congregations and groups who use the renovated building in the coming months will like what they see.