You wouldn’t bring your fancy imported car into the local fix-em-up shop for a repair any more than you should shop for your new statuary through a catalog wholesaler or scan Ebay for bargains. You might be left at the mercy of a part-time student working at your “church goods store”. You’ll be fooled into thinking you are saving money and time. However, over time that “savings” will cost your parish in terms of poor workmanship that requires constant vigilance and upkeep as well as the unsettling realization that you will have to live with the publicly visible consequences of your decision for years, maybe decades, to come.
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Visit King Richard’s, talk with our liturgical consultants, and experience the peace of mind that comes with working with a company that has been satisfying the liturgical artwork needs of churches throughout the world for nearly four decades and can prove it upon request. We have learned how to delicately balance aesthetic desire with budgetary constraints, allowing for the perfect union of enduring beauty and fiscal prudence (just view our recent statue projects in this section). We work with only the finest artisans to craft quality statuary that are beloved and treasured by their parish family and proudly bequeathed to generations to come.
If your church cannot obtain all of its quality statue needs now, then be patient and get them when you can. The sting of poor quality lasts forever while the sting of additional cost is quickly forgotten with inspiring art and worship aids in your sacred space. Remember, churches are houses of God and should always be treated with this in mind.