“Irish Contract Seating manufactured the seating for the restored St. Mel’s Cathedral. The seating is of a very fine quality and is made in American Oak. It is frequently praised for its comfort by parishioners and for its visual impact by the many visitors who come to St. Mel’s. ICS also manufactured wedding chairs, tables, notice-boards etc. for St. Mel’s. We are very satisfied with all of their work and are happy to recommend them as a high quality enterprise creating excellent products.”

Fr. Tom Healy.

St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford

“The work carried out by Irish Contract Seating is always of the highest quality. They are experts in the manufacturing of all Church furniture. In every stage of production; from the initial discussion, right though to planning, production, delivery and installation it is evident that you are dealing with people who really do know their trade and have a pride in what they do. They will always design the product to meet your specific needs and attention will be given to every detail. On every occasion we have found that ICS do all their work thoroughly, professionally, confidently and efficiently.  No short cuts are ever taken either in the materials used or the work that is carried out.  As a Church we have returned to ICS several times to have further items manufactured because we know that the product delivered will always be top class. This is a Firm of those who are masters in their craft and we have no hesitation in recommending them to you.”

Rev. David McMillan,

minister of Armagh Free Presbyterian Church.

“Several years ago we bought 140 chairs – 60 upholstered, 80 plain – from Irish Contract Seating (two of the upholstered chairs had arms, but before long we ordered four more of those for older members of the congregation). It was part of a major church re-order, and has been one of the most successful aspects. It is common for visitors to the church to exclaim ‘What lovely chairs!’ as soon as they come in, and there are also comments in the Visitors’ Book saying the same. They are beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit on, and we particularly like the way the unique motif on the back links the two types of chair with each other and with other woodwork in the church. A couple of years later we asked for matching choir stalls to be made to our own design, which also are very satisfactory. ICS is a friendly and helpful small firm which I regularly recommend to other parishes looking to replace pews.”

Margaret Forey,

Churchwarde, Kirtlington, Oxon

“We re-opened as planned on Easter Sunday and we have had so many complimentary comments about the quality of the pews and chairs, even from those in our congregation who were very unsure about taking out the old pews. Thank you for your help and for the excellent quality of the furniture you provided for us.”

Pauline Hill, Trevor Elton (Church Wardens)

St Chad’s Boningale

“Everyone, as usual, is delighted with them and we will contact you again. “

Chris Carlon,

Our Lady of Lourdes, Hungeford

“The chairs are super and were much praised by the parishioners.”

John Blackly,

St Hilda’s Bilsborrow

“On behalf of all of us at St Chad’s can I pass on our thanks and appreciation for the wonderful job which you and your company have done.”

J David Cotterell,

St Chad’s Church, Boningale

“On behalf of all of us at St Chad’s can I pass on our thanks and appreciation for the wonderful job which you and your company have done.”

J David Cotterell,

St Chad’s Church, Boningale

“On behalf of all of us at St Chad’s can I pass on our thanks and appreciation for the wonderful job which you and your company have done.”

J David Cotterell,

St Chad’s Church, Boningale

“As I have been threatening to do for some considerable time I am writing with the church’s formal thanks for your work supplying our new furniture last year. We were very impressed and grateful for the staff of ICS’s thoughtfulness, consideration and sensitivity in dealing with the church building, not to say efficiency and helpfulness after the actual work was done. Very many thanks to you all, and best wishes for the future.”

James Rattue,

St John’s Church Farncombe

“To say we are delighted with our new church is an understatement. The design and craftsmanship of your church furniture has made all the difference. Our parishioners are delighted. I haven’t heard a single negative comment which must be a first when it comes to setting up a church”

Fr. Martin Glynn P.P,

The Good Shephard Parish Church, Galway

“Just a short note to say how much we continue to enjoy the chairs here at the Priory! We have passed on your company name to several folk who have enquired so I hope this leads to more business for you. We definitely got the colour right in the end, and the oiled finish looks as good as new.”

Robin La Fontaine,

Great Malvern Priory

“The response to the new furniture has been entirely extremely positive; there have been many many comments from our own members and visitors. So thank you for the contribution ICS made to the success of the whole project.”

Alan Sykes

“The seating which you so successfully installed here at St Aloysius has received nothing but high praise from all who visit the church, and even more from those that sit or kneel on the same. As is usual with such projects, the arrival of the new shows the shabbiness of the old. “

Fr. Peter Griffiths,

St Aloysius’ Church Glasgow

“Over the years we have developed an excellent partnership with Irish Contract Seating. As the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland we are delighted to recommend this excellent Irish firm. The quality of their work has always been of the very highest and their furniture and bespoke joinery has been an excellent complement to what is a national monument of great antiquity and beauty and a flourishing place of worship.”

Gavan Woods,

St Patricks Dublin, Cathedral Administrator

“Our church underwent a major refurbishment in 2012 and we decided that the quality ICS could provide was what we wanted. They showed that they had an instinctive understanding for the aesthetics of the building and the needs of the congregation, and designed furniture for us which was both practical and attractive. ICS were friendly and helpful and always responded well to our queries. We were very pleased with the result.”

James Rattue Rector,

St John’s Parish Church, Farncombe

“In the refurbishment of our worship space at St Andrew’s Oxshott, ICS provided an excellent service in consultation, design, supply, delivery and after sales service. The team was sensitive and attentive to our needs, and fulfilled their part of a complex project on time and on budget, including new chairs, communion table, font, lectern and choir stalls. We have had many positive comments about the style, comfort and all round feel of the new furniture, both from our own congregation and from visitors. We feel that it plays a significant role in creating a calm, peaceful and welcoming ambience in the worship space. We are grateful for the support ICS provided throughout the process; St Andrew’s is a very satisfied client.”

St Andrews

“ICS have looked after us very well. The design of the furniture was crucial to the whole project and Gavin took the time to understand our needs and design and deliver the right product for us. Before production samples were made and brought to us, which was very helpful as we realised our design on the choir seating needed to be adjusted – which was done without any fuss or problem. I can (and often do when visitors comment on our church) recommend ICS to anyone looking to replace their furniture. Quality products, bespoke design, and good care of customers – I couldn’t of asked for more. “

Revd David Penny,

Vicar of St. Matthew and St. Luke, Chadderton

“Holy Trinity Abbey Church (a historic heritage building) commissioned Irish Contract Seating to assist in the repair and restoration work of their church seating and other church furnishings. They also advised in the design and repair of various other pieces of church furniture, including an aumbry, notice board, unit for candles, storage/display unit for cards/literature/cd’s, restoration of baptism font and church door, etc.
On behalf of Fr. Joe Noonan, our parishioners and the many visitors who come to our beautiful church, we would like to thank and commend the staff of Irish Contract Seating for their wonderful craftsmanship and patience.

Fr. Joe Noonan,

P.P., Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare, Co. Limerick.

“We have been delighted with the seating designed and supplied by ICS nearly 20 years ago. After we contacted them asking whether they could design a modular upholstered bench seating system, it was only a few weeks before they brought us a prototype to see, and quickly adapted it from our initial comments. Since then, it has worn remarkably well and has seen heavy use. Everyone who visits, comments on how comfortable the seating is and we have found it extremely flexible, enabling us to clear the whole church for children’s holiday clubs or rearrange the configuration for concerts. It gives the sturdiness of traditional pews with the flexibility and comfort of modern chairs.”

Tim Cundy,

St Mark’s Church, Harrogate

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