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St John's Episcopal Church in Wick swaps pews for cushioned chairs

By John Davidson

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The chairs in place within St John's Episcopal Church in Wick.
The chairs in place within St John's Episcopal Church in Wick.

New comfortable chairs have replaced pews in a historic Wick church.

St John’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Moray Street took delivery of 30 new cushioned chairs, which have now replaced the more traditional wooden pews.

Most of the chairs have been paid for by members of the congregation in memory of deceased relatives.

A spokesman for the church said: “Several years ago we tried out some cushioned church chairs and they were well received by older members of the congregation. We recently built a high-quality toilet extension and added ramps from the road to make the church easier for disabled persons to enter, and it was suggested that more of these cushioned chairs would be an asset."

The church, which was originally opened in 1870, will be open for visitors to view every Wednesday, from noon to 3pm, until September.

Regular services take place on a Sunday and Wednesday morning.

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