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Church Pews News 2010 Read all about it!

Church Pews News2010Read all about it!

Some of the churches for which we have made pew, chair or kneeler cushions in 2010, you might like to visit and inspect our quality.

You can click on any of the highlighted names below to find a link to the church.

Press here to find a church near you.

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Thursday 23rd December

Our last delivery of 2010 was to St Andrew's at Shifnal, close to Telford. Again this was their second delivery. They are also saving up!

So out of these four deliveries, today and yesterday, three churches had bought from us previously. Maybe that shows what quality and value for money we offer.

The snow really did lay on the ground for this our last delivery of the year. We wish to thank all of the churches we've been to this year, and wish everyone a holy Christmas and a good New Year.


Wednesday 22nd December



A revisit to St Nicholas Kenilworth below within two months. The second visit saw the completion of the church. All the side aisle pews this time.

Two months previous we were bathed in sunshine, this time saw a winter wonderland. The delivery was made in time for Christmas services.

Second delivery of the day saw our white van man in Avebury, famous for the stone circles.  St James church below is a splendid building and as can be seen from the picture, is very old.

Here the church chose our increasingly popular Terracotta with gold theme.


The delivery was made in time for the White Christmas services!

The last delivery of the day was to St Matthew's at Otterbourne, this was their second delivery. The church saves up for each purchase. Slowly but surely doing the whole church.


The beautiful crib figures were made by a parishioner. (Note not as much snow in Otterbourne as in Kenilworth and Avebury! )


Thursday 2nd December

Driving up from London our van managed to escape most of the snow and arrived at Evenley. This beautiful old church with the offset clock was surrounded by Yew trees and also some very tall Lime trees.

The fabric chosen was a special Terracotta with an attractive maple leaf design.

Wednesday 1st December

Hope Baptist Chapel at Stotfold, Berkshire was our driver's first call of the day . This is a pretty chapel and the pine pews are a major feature in the design. The church chose to have our

Ravello Navy fabric with the addition of small back rests.The finished appearance was pleasing to them and very effective.


Second call of the day was to St George's in Hanover Square, London. A team of willing workers came to our driver's rescue, he was in grave danger of

parking offences! Next evening at St Georges was a 500 seat sell out concert, so our deadline was met just in time! We await further pictures from the church.


Wednesday 17th November



St Mary's in Kirkby Lonsdale, both the town and the church are well worth visiting.

Here we supplied a beautiful diamond patterned fabric which blended so well with the big door curtains,and the tiled floor.



Friday 29th October

Glorious Autumn saw our white van camera man delivering to this fantastic St Wilfrid's Church in Standish on the outskirts of Wigan. The picture on the left above is

of the Standish Chapel . The sun dial is high up on the wall of the church.

The pictures above are of the side pews and two of the choir stalls with their limed carved oak pews.


The picture above is taken from the pulpit. Canon Everitt suggested that the driver went up into the pulpit

to take this broadview picture, with good results! The fabric chosen is our Cameron Red, a subtle blend of 3 shades of

red with an attractive gold thread throughout. Cameron Red is one of our special offer fabrics....

November 2nd. We got an email from Canon Everitt at St Wilfrid's above. "Thank you for the

transformation you have made to the church here in Standish.........
The comments I have received are "fabulous", "so  comfortable", "your sermons need to be interesting else I'll fall asleep"
The children's corner looks warm and inviting. The icing on the cake is that a parishioner was so taken with them on Sunday

that they have volunteered to assist with the funding on a major scale."


Thursday 21st October

St Nicholas, Kenilworth. Our white van van was staggered by the efficiency of the two man team awaiting his arrival. They had chosen our Elegant Claret.

The whole church was fitted out in less than ten minutes! The cushions looked superb, they were also very comfy!

Wednesday 20th October

St Andrew's Shifnal. They supplied they're own fabric and we made up the covers and supplied the foam. Thepictures were sent to us from the church.

Tuesday 19th October

St Matthew's Otterbourne, Winchester. They chose the Elegent Claret, one of our most popular fabrics. It really does look elegent. Pictures to follow.


Friday 15th October

Upper Wincobank Chapel chose our new Terracotta/Gold as did Bedford below.

Letter dated 27th October from Wincobank above " Thank you for the beautiful cushions. Everyone seems delighted"


Thursday 14th October

St Mark's Church at Newnham, Cambridge. Another one off fabric which suited the needs of the church.

St Nicholas at Bedford chose our new Terracotta/Gold. Our van driver excelled with his photography under tuition from a parishioner who is a photographer himself!

Wednesday 13th October

This church, St Mary Ponsbourne, chose a special one off fabric, a terracotta/claret.

Same day we delivered to St Peter's Church, Redcar. Hoping to get some pictures.....

Monday 18th October

We delivered to St Mary the Virgin, Layer Marney, Colchester. Hoping to get some pictures.....

Thursday 30th September

Delivered to St Anne's Church, Thurso. Maybe pictures to follow........


Thursday 26th August

Two churches again today, the second being St Nicholas Beedon, Newbury, Berks.

The driver was unable to set out the cushions. The fabric is our Winchester Burgundy. (Above).

St Giles Church, Shermanbury, West Sussex, chose a specially commissioned Terra Cotta Fabric with water repellant properties. (Above)

Wednesday 25th August

Two churches today the second being St Peter and Paul at Long Hanborough in Oxfordshire. (Above)

They chose our Cardinal Damson fabric and it suited the church very well.

A return visit to Holy Trinity, Eckington, this time with kneelers for the main altar. (Above) The fabric naturally matched the rest of the church. Elegent Claret was used.

Saturday 14th August

Clincarthill Parish Church Glasgow. Here seen is our Special Offer fabric, Winchester Royal Blue.  The actual cushions are made from our 6lb Recon Foam.

The photograph of the outside of the church is by kind permission of


Friday 6th August

St Issell's Church, Pentlepoir, Saundersfoot, Sir Benfro. Here seen is our Special Offer fabric, Rochester Navy. Our ever complaining

driver wanted to stay for the Strawberry Tea! The altar carving is in solid oak, and very beautiful.

14th August

The cushions look super. Thanks you so much for such excellent service.

 I’ve today paid the balance via internet banking.

 All the best,

 Caroline M.



Tuesday 6th July

Christ Church U.R.C. Sudbury, Suffolk, was the destination for this delivery, the driver forgot the camera, again,

so we relied on a much better photographer from the congregation! Here are some kind words from the church.

11th July 2010,  Safefoam.   Thank you for supplying and delivering our new Pew Cushions last tuesday.

We are very pleased with them, the congregation found them very comfortable. I attach some photographs as requested.

We await your final invoice.   Best wishes  D. E.   Christ Church U.R.C. School St, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 2HA


Wednesday 30th June

Sneak preview of the special offer fabric, Winchester Hessian Terracotta. This cushion

is part of an order going out soon to Christ Church U.R.C. Sudbury.

Friday 4th June

We delivered to St Mary the Virgin on Romney Marsh, a complete contrast to Grosvenor Chapel and no congestion charge! They chose our Rochester navy, one of our special offer fabrics.

We got payment today (14th June) and a note saying "Many thanks, they look very good and have been well received."


Thursday 4th June

We delivered to Grosvenor Chapel in London. They supplied their own fabric which we were happy to sew for them. The chapel is in the heart of Mayfair

and is an important venue for concerts as well as an active C of E church. Our white van man was very wary of all the Rolls Royce cars close by.

On 7th June we received this email I apologize for not writing sooner to thank you for the pew cushions. I sincerely appreciate the effort that Keri made to make sure we could receive delivery on Thursday.....
Thank you Keri for all the organization you did in making the delivery on Thursday and the guarantee of the removal. (of old cushions)

I was out of town until last night so was not able to be at church on Sunday but have heard everyone was extremely pleased.
It has been a long road but worth the time and effort as the cushions look great and my husband and I are very pleased with the end result.
I would highly recommend your company and staff. Thank you again for your time, effort and workmanship.
Best wishes, Wendy Mills

Saturday 29th May

Our last delivery of the day was to another Holy Trinity Church, this time in Bicton, Shrewsbury. They ordered 18 feet of AlterRail in Willow Basketweave Red. See above.

Close up of Elegant Claret above without piping.

Our third delivery of the day was to Holy Trinity Eckington, Pershore, Worcs. They chose the Elegant Claret also but with piping. Above.

Our second delivery of the day was to St Lawrence, Barton on the Heath, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. They chose our Diamond Claret. The church is of exceptional age and beauty. See the window above, The glass of which dates back to 1250. Safefoam feels honoured to be chosen for our pew cushions. Honoured that they will be in such an historical setting.

First delivery of the day was to Langford Evangelical Church in North Somerset. Here they chose Elegant Claret as above without piping. We were extended a very warm welcome and were shown the lovely new extension cooking facilities and toilets to cater for disability needs.

We got a pew payment today (8th June 2010) and a note from Pastor Beacham, re the above cushions.

Thank you. Everyone is very pleased with the new pew cushions.

Wednesday 19th May

We also delivered a set of Altar Rail kneelers to St George's, Badshot Lea, Nr Farmham, Surrey.

We delivered to St Wilfrid's Church, Monk Fryston, Leeds. See above.

Tuesday 11th May

We delivered a set of Pew Cushions to St Peter's, Coughton, Alcester,Warwickshire.  Below is an email from the church.

I recently took delivery of pew cushions for St Peter’s Church, Coughton.

We are delighted with the cushions and would have no hesitation in recommending your products to prospective customers.

Could you please oblige me with an invoice as my treasurer requires this for his accounts.

Please email it to me at this address.

Thank you again for your excellent service.

Kind regards

David Laband

Saturday 9th May

Dobby Terracotta above, as used for first time at Fulwood, below.

We delivered to Fulwood Methodist Church, Preston. The first picture picture taken from church website of the first service after extensive redevelopment . They chose one of our newest fabrics, Dobby Terracotta, see above.


Thursday 1st April

We delivered in the morning to St Matthew's Church, Skegness. They chose the fabric above, our Winchester Raspberry.

In the afternoon we delivered the second part of an order to United Reformed Church at Little Beddow, Chelmsford.

On the same day we received the email below:-

On behalf of Wellow Wood congregation may I take this opportunity of thanking Safefoam for an excellent job with the pew cushions.   This is first time that the congregation have not had to sit in hard wood pews and the cushions were much appreciated.   The ladies cast their expert eyes over them and were impressed by the quality.   Again many thanks for an excellent product.   best regards W.E.Solomon Church Steward

Thursday 25th March

We delivered pew cushions to Wellow Wood Methodist Church, Salisbury. We hope to get some photographs.


Thursday 18th March


We delivered to Bury Baptist Church. Our first evening delivery, also one of the closest orders to HQ. The new cushions will add comfort to the church's Easter Fellowship 2010 celebrations. We had already updated this part of the website when one of the congregation sent us these much better pictures!  It always happens, our pictures are never as good as the customers'...........



Thursday 11th March


We delivered to 2 churches, St Giles Church, Hawkridge & St John's Church Cutcombe, both in West Somerset. What a fantastic part of the country. Our White Van Gadget Man driver despaired (almost), Sat Nav failed, Mobile Phone failed. He resorted to old navigation skills, using Ordnance Survey maps and a compass and relying on friendly people to make land line calls for him! St John's Church was recently the sufferer of an arson attack costing £120,000 to repair.. Our new cushions will soon take away the gloom!. See what the West Somerset Free Press said about the fire.

Wednesday 10th March


Holy Trinity, Cleeve, Bristol, North Somerset. Using our Ravello Navy.

An email (below) came today 16th March 2010 from Cleeve church (above)

This note is to thank you for the delivery of our Pew Cushions to Holy Trinity Church in Cleeve.

 Everyone at church is really pleased with them and delighted with your speed of delivery and efficiency. We were also impressed with your company’s overall helpfulness. You were a pleasure to deal with. Thank you again. 

L and D M – and the Churchwardens at Holy Trinity, Cleeve


 Thursday 11th February


Two deliveries. One going back to Muiravonside Parish Church to finish off the whole church where we first went to almost a year ago. Then to Larbert Parish Church of Scotland with 60 individual seat cushions.

Muiravonside Parish Church seen above. The small cushion is for the pulpit with a special curved front.


Wednesday 10th February

Delivery to St Mary's Episcopal Church Dalkeith. Two beautiful Communion Rail Kneelers in our Cardinal Rouge fabric.


Monday 25th January

Delivery to St Bartholomew in Corsham. Green Diamond was their choice

Thursday 14th January

Delivery to Unitarian Church in Islington, Nth London. Here the congregation chose our Royal Blue

One of the pictures below shows Pew 19. This pew has become very famous since in the 1790's Mary Wolstencroft sat here on a regular basis.

Wednesday 6th January

We dispatched 4 six inch thick altar kneelers today to St John's Church, Pool Quay, Welshpool. We hope they get there through all the snow!


Many thanks for the altar kneelers. Delighted. The poor delivery man had to
carry them up the hill, due to the snow. Excellent service.
I trust the attached photo comes through ok.
Please send me the invoice a.s.a.p. My Treasurer is very quick in paying.
All good wishes for 2010.

Rev M Powell




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