Designer/Maker: Stephen Owen
Client/Owner: Guildford Baptist Church
Wood Supplier: W.L.West & Sons, Whitney Sawmills
Wood Species: British Oak
The Communion Table was created for a newly developed prayer chapel within Guildford Baptist Church’s multimillion pound re-development programme. One of the key purposes of the new chapel was for quiet reflection, prayer and communion services. The design reminds the viewer of the resurrection by demonstrating the empty tomb. Oak was chosen as a large block of timber was needed to sculpt the table base. The oak also highlights spirituality as the splits, cracks and shakes emphasise power and movement.