A surplice (Late Latin superpelliceum, from super, "over" and pellis, "fur") is a liturgical vestment of the Western Christian Church. The surplice is in the form of a tunic often made from white linen, polycotton or cotton fabrics, reaching to the knees or to the ankles, with wide or moderately wide sleeves.

It was originally a long garment reaching nearly to the ground, as it remains in the Anglican tradition, but in the Roman Catholic tradition, the surplice is shorter and when rather short, is sometimes referred to with the Medieval Latin term cotta.

Cottas have square neckline and surplices have round, somethimes gathered neckline.

we make the majority of our Cottas to your sizing (Surplices are off the shelf in standard drop lengths).  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 Cottas is about 3-4 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...

Our Cottas and Surplices are ideal for clergy and are very popular for altar servers who require a perfectly sized garment.

Cottas & Surplice

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Pleated, plain Cotta:  CT-01


Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Lace inset, pleated, plain Cotta:  CT-02


Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with IHS white lace inset to cuffs and hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Lace inset, pleated, plain Cotta:  CT-03


Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with "Fruit of the Vine" white lace inset to cuffs and hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Embroidered, pleated Cotta:  CT-04


Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with golden thread Jerusalem Cross embroidery to hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Ornate Lace, pleated Cotta:  CT-05


Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with full, ornate machine lace to sleeves and body.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Comes in a quality polycotton blend fabric as standard.  Lining colours to underside of lace available in White, Red (pictured), Black and Purple.

 

See matching alb to compliment also (ALBS PAGE)

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

Lace inset, pleated, plain Cotta:  CT-06

 

Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with narrow, white lace inset to cuffs and hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Ornate hemstitch, pleated, Cotta:  CT-07

 

Made to measure, off-white, pleated Cotta complete with hand applied hemstiching to cuffs and hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck. 

The fabric used is airy and crease-resistant, applicable for standard washing and ironing, which altogether make this surplice practical and suitable for a frequent use. 

The quality of the fabric significantly helps to maintain the colour and shade given to the surplice.  Hand-made hemstitching is a rare ornament giving the garment an appropriate liturgical style with neat classic looks.

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Embroidered, pleated Cotta:   CT-08

 

Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with silver & gold Cross embroidery to hem.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck.  Available in a choice of frabrics

A high quality embroidery of a cross at the bottom of the cotta is made with a silver and golden metallised thread, which adds an appropriate liturgical style to the garment.

 

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Ornate Lace, pleated Cotta:   CTK-20

 

Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with full, ornate machine lace to sleeves and body.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck. 

The fabric used is airy and crease-resistant, applicable for standard washing and ironing, which altogether make this surplice practical and suitable for a frequent use. The quality of the fabric significantly helps to maintain the colour and shade given to the surplice.  High quality guipure lace with Chalice and Host located at the bottom of the cotta and sleeves adds an appropriate liturgical style to the garment.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Ornate Lace, pleated Cotta:   CTK-21

 

Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with full, ornate machine lace to sleeves and body.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck. 

The fabric used is airy and crease-resistant, applicable for standard washing and ironing, which altogether make this surplice practical and suitable for a frequent use. The quality of the fabric significantly helps to maintain the colour and shade given to the surplice.  High quality guipure lace with crossed pattern located at the bottom of the cotta and sleeves adds an appropriate liturgical style to the garment.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

Ornate Lace, pleated Cotta:   CTK-22

 

Made to measure, white, pleated Cotta complete with full, ornate machine lace to sleeves and body.  Pleats to front and rear with square neck. 

The fabric used is airy and crease-resistant, applicable for standard washing and ironing, which altogether make this surplice practical and suitable for a frequent use. The quality of the fabric significantly helps to maintain the colour and shade given to the surplice. High quality guipure lace with IHS pattern located at the bottom of the cotta and sleeves adds an appropriate liturgical style to the garment.

(Leadtime approx 3-4 weeks).

Made to order/size for a perfect fit.

 

Made to order/SIZE

We also offer a choice of Anglican Surplices suitable for Clergy and Lay Readers.  Measuring for a Surplice - should be taken down the back approximately 2" down from the bottom of the cassock collar to the length required.

 

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

White, pleated Cathedral Surplice:  OES-C

 

Childs and small sizes available in this Old English, Cathedral style, Surplice

 

Offered in high quality polycotton fabric with long pointed sleeves and gathered neckline.

(Available for stock in standard drop sizes)

 

 



Available from stock.

Clergy & Lay Cottas and Surplices

White, pleated Cathedral Surplice:  OES-A

 

Adult and larger sizes available in this Old English, Cathedral style, Surplice

 

Offered in high quality polycotton fabric with long pointed sleeves and gathered neckline.

(Available for stock in standard drop sizes)

 

 



Available from stock.