Church seating

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What kind of seating does your church have in the sanctuary?

  1. Wooden pews with no pads

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Pews with pads.

    19 vote(s)
    67.9%
  3. Chairs (plastic and/or metal and/or wooden, no pads)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Chairs with padding

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  5. Benches without padding

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Benches with padding

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Bleachers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Theatre type seats that the bottome flips up

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  9. No seating. You stand or sit on the ground.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other answer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    What kind of seating in the sanctuary does your church have?
     
  2. matt wade

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    You forget the choice for "assigned seating...and you better stay out of mine!" :)
     
  3. Tom Bryant

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    This happens far too often.

    Ours our wooden pews (does that come from the smell of so many people sitting on them for so many years?) with pads.
     
  4. annsni

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    We have a newer sanctuary (it's 30 years old) and it was built as an all-purpose room so we have chairs with pads that attach together and can be removed easily. Just this past Sunday, we had our annual church dinner and budget vote where we sat 650 people in the sanctuary at tables. We have no other space where we would have been able to do that. We can also use the room for wedding receptions and other large events like we're going to have for special needs kids in a few weeks. :)
     
  5. FriendofSpurgeon

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    I know - that type of format is so much more practical. Personally though, I still prefer the traditional sanctuary (of course, I'm an old guy).
     
  6. donnA

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    Our sanctuary was built to be all purpose, so we have chairs with padding.
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    Sad thing is that there is a lot of this nonsense.:BangHead:
     
  8. Tom Butler

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    Actually, for many churches in the last century, it was not nonsense:

    Here's an article from the website of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC

    http://www.nyapc.org/history/?name=Pew Rents

     
  9. JohnDeereFan

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    Wooden pews. No cushions. And the backs are at a wierd angle. They're kind of uncomfortable but, hey, I've got to do something to keep them awake when I preach.
     
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    We have wooden pews with pads.
     
  11. sag38

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    Padded pews for which I am thankful. In my case the following formula is true.

    Skin and bones butt/hard pews = pain
     

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