Newhaven Church, Edinburgh, 2006
The historic parish of Newhaven (a fishing port within Edinburgh) moved their church into a new multi-purpose hall. A chancel niche lit from above was created, and new chancel furniture commissioned - a communion table, lectern, and seven chairs for the elders.
Inspiration was taken from the nearby lighthouse, the sea, and the idea of 'celestial' light. The 'ray of light' is a useful motif for the Christian Church and appears as the split in the communion table, chair backs and lectern. On the table, the 'split' has been gold leafed, to allow the light from above to shine down through the table and into the font. The east coast sea is reflected in the slumped glass font, which has been incorporated into the communion table. The furniture is all native oak.