Fifty years ago my father Ted king was commissioned to create some new church furniture for Christ Church, Holmer Green. These heavy oak pieces were built in the living room of our house in Watchet Lane in the mid 1950s. Apart from his quire stools, this work remains in general use to this day.
I was commissioned in 2006 by Holmer Green Methodist Church to create an altar-piece with a carved cross. This was to replace the old pine panelling that had seen better days and to match the pulpit I had revamped a few years previously.
The church has undergone a complete refit to make it more compatible for today’s needs complete with a multi-coloured pastel-painted ceiling reflecting the gentle light of the stained glass windows.