Over the years various congregations have approached me to carve for their sanctuaries. Among these requests were carvings for processional crosses and various chancel carvings including pulpit, altar, baptismal fonts, credence tables and candle stands. Most were carved in red oak - a favorite wood for sanctuary furnishings.

Part of the pleasure of these commissions was working with the individual who represented the interests of the congregation. In each case, I was dealing with dedicated Christian men and women whose love for the Lord was evident in their lives.  Each carving was part of a collaborative process - the artist working with the congregation - to produce carvings that spoke to the life and ministry of each congregation.

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Sanctuary Carvings

Woodcarvings by W.F. Judt