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Saint Helen's Church at Beamish: Opening on 15th November 2015

The Box Pews in Saint Helen's Church

This church once had box pews, which would have been the norm in churches of the period.
Box pews were enclosed, panelled pews that were fixed to the floor of the church.
Over time churches (including St Helen's) often ripped out their box pews to allow for more flexible bench pews to be put in, and so original box pews have become very rare.
After an appeal for box pews the Rev.David Widdows of St Andrew's Church in Wiveliscombe, Somerset offered to donate some of their no longer required box pews to go to a good home!
 2015 St.Helens Church Opening: Enclosed Box Pews. 
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