Hassock is far the older word. According to the New English Dictionary a hassock is a “firm clump or tuft of matted vegetation; esp. of coarse grass or sedge, such as occurs in boggy ground; a ‘tussock’”.
Help us to create a national catalogue of church kneelers that are local,original and unique.
Send us your photographs.
Please include a photograph of your church and also any helpful explanations. We do not need to be told about Noah’s Ark, but, for a kneeler showing the village hall with its clock, we would like to be told that it is a memorial to the hall’s caretaker who prided himself on maintaining the absolute accuracy of the clock.