Church Altar Candles

"The traditional ivory colour, smooth appearance and reliable burning qualities define the NECS Altar candle as a truly superior candle offering outstanding value for money."

The cost of candles can usually be a good indicator of the type of quality that you will receive.  We pride ourselves on being able to offer the best quality candles available on the market.  These are made by chandlers with over 150 years of candle making experience so you can be sure of a quality product, clean burn with less smoke and also an accurate burning time in optimum conditions.

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 or behind the altar. For safety, altar candles are secured in some type of candle holder which may be simple or elaborate. 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.

 

In the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, candles are required to be placed on or beside the altar, at least for the celebration of Mass. For reasons of religious tradition, the Church used the candles at divine service that are made of beeswax.

To the three elements of a lit altar candle, some writers attached a symbolism related to Jesus Christ: the beeswax or other material symbolizing his body, the wick his soul, and the flame his divinity.  Also, the symbolism of prayer has been connected with candles; the burning flame of the candle represents the prayer that rises to God.

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".

In Anglicanism, candles are used frequently in churches.  

 

A church may (1) two lights on the altar; (2) two standards on the pavement, or four if the sanctuary is large enough (as is seldom the case) for their comely arrangement

without overcrowding; other lights near but not behind the altar (preferably two or four on the rods or pillars for the riddels) for use on the principal feasts; (4) others hanging

from the roof in a candelabra.

We offer you a huge range of beeswax content altar candles below.  These are made to the highest quality with particular attention paid to a clean burn and the burn time

1/2" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1/2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

3/4" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 3/4" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

7/8" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 7/8" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1 1/8" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1 1/8" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1 1/4" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1 1/4" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1 3/8" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1/2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1 1/2" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1 1/2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

1 3/4" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 1/2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

2" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

2 1/2" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 2 1/2" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

2 3/4" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 2 3/4" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.

3" Beeswax Content Church Altar Candles

Top quaity beeswax content Church Altar Candles offered in 3" diameter sizes.  Top quality and craftsmanship you can rely on.