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ROOF LIGHTING

Church roofs can be ornately decorated panels or are a plain timber structure, but they are essential in the overall balance of lighting to give a sense of overall scale to the interior design. Hence, they should always be considered as part of a church interior lighting scheme.

They rarely require a great quantity of light, but gently highlighting them is usually sufficient unless there are detailed bosses to feature.

If long life fixtures are used, lighting the roof space from the clerestory windows works well.

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CHANCEL SCREENS

Where churches still have chancel screens, they are often fine decorated and will benefit from unobtrusive feature lighting – often from below or at the side, so that the source of the lighting is hidden from immediate view

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St Remegius Church
Long Clawson, Leicestershire

Luminaires by Illuma Lighting

Commissioned 1998

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St.Andrew’s Church
Aylestone, Leicester

Client : Aylestone PCC

Luminaires and Control by Lighting Technology

Commissioned 1999

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CHANDELIERS & ELECTROLIERS

Sympathetically designed chandeliers add immensely to the atmosphere within the Nave of a church.

Dimmed to a low level, they look wonderful during concerts, recitals and Christingle Services, while ensuring a level of safety for members of the congregation to leave their seats.

Easy access for maintenance by members of the congregation

The choice of style is important to be attuned to the interior style of the church.

An alternative to groups of spotlights at wall plate level, with their associated access concerns.

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Reredos

Accent lighting of the reredos forms an essential background to the main view of the church

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Organ Cases

Highlight the pipe work as a major feature within the church interior as well as a feature for recitals

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Holy Trinity Much Wenlock
Re-ordering of the Lady Chapel 2012
Re-ordering of the Choir Music Desks 2012

Team Rector and Rural Dean : Revd Prebend Stephen Lowe
Director of Music : Brendon Quinn
Electrical Install : Jim Roberts of Safety First

Luminaires by Light Projects
Control by iLight

PICTURE SET TO FOLLOW…………

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Stamford Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford
re-ordered 2004
Incumbent : Rev. Malcolm Peach

Architect: Paul Roberts for Le1 Architects

Client : Eddie Adams for Stamford Methodist Church

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Glenfield Methodist Church
Re-ordered in 2003

Architect : Graham Wright of ADW Architects

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