Candlesticks

Church altar candles are candles set on or near altars for religious ceremonies. Various denominations have regulations or traditions regarding the number and type of candles used, and when they are lit or extinguished during the services.

 

Altar candles may sit directly on the altar or be placed in tall stands to the side of and/or behind the altar. For safety, altar candles are secured in some type of candle holder which may be simple or elaborate – referred to usually as a candlestick. To prevent wax from dripping, candles are often topped by a "candle follower", a short tube made of brass, glass or some other non-flammable material.

For celebration of Mass, it is required that "on or next to the altar are to be placed candlesticks with lighted candles: at least two in any celebration, or even four or six, especially for a Sunday Mass or a holy day of obligation. If the Diocesan Bishop celebrates, then seven candles should be used, except if he is outside the boundary of his jurisdiction".

LE242 Candlestick

9cm height gilded brass candle holder with base spike for candle.  Ornate base. 

 

To order only.

At the beginning of the 20th century, complex rules governed the composition and number of candles to be used at Mass.  Lighted candles of the correct composition (beeswax, with no more than a minimal admixture of other material, and usually bleached) were considered so essential that, if before the consecration they happened to go out (quenched, for instance, by a gust of wind) and could not be relit within fifteen minutes, the celebration of Mass had to be abandoned, and some writers maintained that even if the candles could be relit within that time, Mass should in any case be begun again from the start. Some of these rules were formulated only in the second half of the nineteenth and the beginning of the 20th century.  The Roman Missal of the time continued to indicate merely that on the altar there should be "at least two candlesticks with lit candles" with a centrally placed cross between. There is also a rule given in the same section of the Roman Missal - and still included even in the typical 1920 edition - that "a candle to be lit at the elevation of the Sacrament" should be placed with the cruets of wine and water to the Epistle side of the altar.

The items below represent a small selection of what we can offer and if you have something specific in mind now shown, please do contact us.

LE243 Candlestick

7cm height gilded brass candle holder with base spike for candle.  Ornate base. 

 

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LE244 Candlestick

7cm height nickel plated brass candle holder with base spike for candle.  Ornate base.

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LE245 / LE246 / LE247 Candlesticks


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, for 4, 3 or 2 candles, height 100 cm.  Ideal for high altars that require a true presence.  Three size options available

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LE248 / LE249 / LE250 Candlesticks


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, for 4, 3 or 2 candles, height 100 cm.  Ideal for high altars that require a true presence.  Three size options available

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LE251 / LE252 / LE253 Candlesticks


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, for 4, 3 or 2 candles, height 100 cm.  Ideal for high altars that require a true presence.  Three size options available

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LE254 Candlestick

Candlestick, gilded option, brass, height 25 cm.  Complete with base spike.

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LE255 Candlestick

Candlestick, gilded option, brass, height 59 cm.  Complete with base spike.

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LE256 Candlestick

Candlestick, gilded option, brass, height 50 cm.  Complete with base spike.

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LE257 Candlestick

90cm height nickel plated brass candle holder with base spike for candle.

 

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LE258 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, gilded option, brass, paschal, height  52 cm.  Beautifully designed and with base spike.

 

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LE259 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, gilded option, brass, paschal, height  82 cm.  Beautifully designed and with base spike.

 

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LE260 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, gilded option, brass, paschal, height  90 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE261 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, gilded option, brass, paschal, height  100 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE262 / LE263 / LE264 Candlesticks
 

Wonderfully ornate, two tone gilded brass candlesticks with a height of 100cm  With base spikes and available in three size options

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LE265 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, gilded option, brass, paschal, height  60 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE266 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, nickel plated option, brass height  59 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE267 Candlestick

Exquisite candlestick, nickel plated option, brass, paschal, height  60 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE268 Candlestick

Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, height 25 cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE269 Candlestick

Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, height 9cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE270 Candlestick

Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, height 7cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE271 Candlestick


Candlestick,  gilded option, brass, height 7cm.  With base spike.

 

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LE272 Candlestick


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, paschal, height 100cm.

 

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LE273 Candlestick


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, paschal, height 100cm.

 

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LE274 Candlestick


Candlestick, nickel-plated option, brass, paschal, height 100cm.

 

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LE275 Candlestick


Candlestick, nickel plated option, brass, paschal, height 50cm.

 

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LE88437 Candlestick


Gold finish double candle holder with integral cross.  Szie 10" x 10 1/2".

 

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Church Candlesticks

LE88438 Candlestick


Gold finish set two candle holders, size 5" x 4 3/4".

 

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LE88436 Candlestick

Individual polished brass candlestick size 13" x 5 3/4".

 

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