The alb, one of the liturgical vestments of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and many Protestant churches, is an ample garment of white coming down to the ankles and usually girdled with a cincture. It is simply the long tunic used by the Romans of old. In Early Medieval Europe it was also normally worn by secular clergy in non-liturgical contexts.

It is the oldest liturgical vestment, and was adopted very early by Christians, and especially by the clergy for the Eucharistic liturgy. Nowadays, the alb is the common vestment for all ministers at Mass, both clerics and laypersons, and is worn over the cassock and under any other special garments, such as the stole, dalmatic or chasuble. If the alb does not completely cover the neck of the cassock, an amice is then required to be worn underneath the alb. Otherwise the amice is optional. The shortening of the alb for use outside a church has given rise to the surplice and its cousin the rochet, worn by canons and bishops. Post-Tridentine albs often were made with lace. Since then, this detail has fallen out of style, except in parts of the Anglo-Catholic movement and some Roman Catholic parishes. In many Anglican parishes, the alb is decorated with apparels. In most High Anglican churches, the Alb is an undergarment worn under the vestments. In some lower and broad Anglican Churches, the Alb is considered everyday wear.

Albs are made to order, because of this PLEASE ensure that your details for sizing are correct.  We cannot be held responsible for mistakes with measurements caused by not measuring correctly before placing your order.  PLEASE NOTE - These garments are non returnable due to the made to measure nature of the goods.  They will be tailored to fit you.

NOW AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF FABRICS:

White Polyester / Cream Polyester / Cream Tropic Wool/Polyester Blend / White Polycotton Mix / White Polylinen Mix / White 100% Pure Cotton / Light Ivory Bamboo Fibre.  ** NEW & ORGANIC **

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE FABRICS HAVE VARYING SHADES OF "WHITE" SO IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PLEASE CHECK WITH US BEFOREHAND.

As part of our efforts to continuously improve our services and products, we are now able to offer the majority of our albs in bespoke sizes.  This gives a better fitting than that of a generic sized garment and adds that touch of luxury and style to your chosen item.  The lead time on made to measure albs is about 4 weeks.  If in any doubt, please check beforehand.  All we require from you is:-

*  Drop length from collar to bottom of garment
*  Chest Size
*  Sleeve Length required - from neck down throught the arm to elbow and to your wrist.  When taking this measurement please ensure the arm is bent.

Please download the size PDF sheet from below

ALBS

Alb Measurement Sheet


Please click on the PDF file to download the guide for measuring for an Alb. We will then be able to create your pattern and make your Alb to size according to these measurements, so it is important that they are correct.

 

North East Church Supplies Albs

Box Pleated Alb:  AB-01


Made to Measure Alb.  Box pleated front and rear with decorative gold Jerusalem Cross embroidery to bottom.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening.  Round neck.  In a wide choice of fabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Box Pleated Alb:  AB-01a


Made to Measure Alb.  Box pleated front and rear with decorative red Jerusalem Cross embroidery to bottom.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening.  Round neck.  In a wide choice of fabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Box Pleated Alb:  AB-01b


Made to Measure Alb.  Box pleated front and rear with decorative purple Jerusalem Cross embroidery to bottom.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening.  Round neck.  In a wide choice of fabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Box Pleated Alb:  AB-02


Made to Measure Alb.  Box pleated front and rear with decorative gold braid trim to cuffs and hem.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening.  Round neck.  In a wide choice of fabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Gothic style Alb:  AB-03


Made to Measure Alb.  Full Gothic style neck.  Pull on to wear and drapes nicely around the body.  In a wide choice of fabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Full Lace Alb:  AB-04


Made to Measure Alb.  With full, ornate machine lace detail to arms & hem, pleated front & back with or without an underside lining.  Lining colours available in White, Red, Purple, Black.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening. 

 

Available in WHITE Poly/Cotton Fabric as standard.  Contact us for quotation if you require other fabric styles...

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Plain Front Alb:  AB-05


Made to Measure Alb.  Plain front & back without pleats.  Neatley concealed zip shoulder fastening and round neck.

 

In a wide choice of fabrics  (Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Zipper Front Alb:  AB-06


Made to Measure Alb.  Traditional style with small front top zipper fastening, plain front and back.  Also features attractive Gold Jerusalem Cross embroidery to bottom. 

 

In a wide choice of fabrics.  (Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Zipper Front Alb:  AB-07


Made to Measure Alb.  Traditional style with small front top zipper fastening, plain front and back. 

 

In a wide choice of fabrics.  (Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Monastic style Alb:  AB-08


One of the most popular styles of alb available and used by many clergy and lay individuals.

 

Made to Measure Alb.  Monastic style with hood.  Fastening is by front zipper.  In a wide choice of fabrics  (Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Monastic style Alb:  AB-09


Made to Measure.  A basic Monastic (hooded) style alb suitable for servers and available in childrens's sizes also.  Polyester mix white fabric and suitable for machine washing.  Easy to care for and wear.  Front zipper fastening.  Cincture loops and pocket access at sides.

Available in white polyester, washable fabric only.  (Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Hemstitch style Alb:  AB-10


Made to Measure Alb.  An ecru colour fabric, round neck alb with front and rear pleats.  Ornate, hand applied Vatican style hemstitch to cuffs and hem. 

 

This alb is 100% tropic weight wool fabric making is crease resistant and easy to maintain.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

IHS Lace Inset style Alb:  AB-11


Made to Measure Alb.  Available in white fabric, square Roman style alb with front and rear pleats.  Ornate IHS lace inset to hem and cuffs

 

Availabe in gaberdine and polycotton fabrics (white)

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Full Lace Alb:  AB-12

Made to Measure Alb.  With full ornate lace detail to arms & bottom, pleated front & back.  Square Roman neckline.

 

Available in a range of fabrics.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Full Lace Alb:  AB-13

Made to Measure Alb.  With full ornate IHS lace detail to arms & bottom, pleated front & back.  Square Roman neckline.

 

Available in a range of fabrics.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

North East Church Supplies Albs

Full Lace  Alb:  AB-A


Made to Measure Alb.  With full ornate lace detail to arms & bottom, pleated front & back.  Available in a range of fabrics.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

Cassock Alb:  CA1


White, high quality, Cassock Alb with hood, front fastening, made from machine washable man-made fibre. 

Rear features Monastic Hood.

 

Complete with side access for pocket

AVAILABLE FROM STOCK

Cassock Alb:  CA2


White, high quality, Cassock Alb with rear cowl, front fastening, made from machine washable man-made fibre. 

Rear features small rear cowl.

 

Complete with side access for pocket

AVAILABLE FROM STOCK

Box Pleat Lace Alb:  A7


White, polyester mix, box pleated Alb with round neck and full lace to cuffs and hem.  Available also with underlinings in black, red and purple.  Round neck with concealed shoulder zip.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Round Neck Alb:  A9-B


White, cotton fabric Alb with round neck collar and concealed shoulder zip fastening.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE

North East Church Supplies Albs

Round Neck Alb:  A10-B


White, cotton fabric Alb in traditional styling with front tie fastening.  Looks ideal when an amice is worn.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

Made to order/SIZE