Lamps & Votive Candles

If safety is a concern, please consider our battery operated tea lights.

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.

A votive candle or prayer candle is a small candle, typically white or beeswax yellow, but often with a coloured casing, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer, especially within the Anglican and Roman Catholic Christian denominations, among others.  In Christianity, votive candles are commonplace in many churches, as well as home altars, and symbolise the "prayers the worshipper is offering for him or herself, or for other people”.  The size of a votive candle is often two inches tall by one and a half inches diameter, although other votive candles can be significantly taller and wider and vary in size.

 

Some Anglican churches, especially those that worship in the High Church or Anglo-Catholic tradition, have votive candles for purposes of praying for the dead as well as asking for saintly intercession.  In the Roman Catholic Church, candles are placed before a statue of Jesus or of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Often, in older or traditional churches, this will be before a by-altar.

A votive candle signifies literally that the lighting is done in fulfilment of a vow (Latin, votum), although in most cases the intention is merely to give honour and to manifest devotion to the saint before whose images the candle is lighted.

 

Candles used may vary from long, taper-type candles to tealight candles. Tealight candles are either placed in holders or just on a platform in front of the statue. Long candles may be placed in a special holder.

Ensure you have  a reasonable gap between your burning votives.  Votives will burn more quickly the closer together they are.  They also pose a fire risk when there is not enough space between them.  As a general rule keep them about 2" apart.

Votive Lights encased

Less than 10p each!

VC2-88040 Votive Candles 2hr

A 2hr burning time, cased votive candle available in Blue, Red & White case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 1,000pcs.

Votive Lights encased
Votive Lights encased

VC21/2-8805 Votive Lights in case/cup 2 1/2hr

A 2 1/2hr burn time cup cased votive light.  Available in Red or Blue case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 384pcs

Votive Lights encased
Votive Lights encased

VC4-8806 Votive Lights in case/cup 4hr

A 4hr burn time cup cased votive light.  Available in Red or Blue case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 384pcs

Votive Lights encased
Votive Lights encased

VC8-8810 Votive Lights in case/cup 8hr

An 8hr burn time cup cased votive light.  Available in Red or Blue case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 200pcs

10hr Votive Lights
10hr Votive Lights

VC10-8883 Votive Lights in case/cup 10hr

An 10hr burn time cup cased votive light.  Available in Red or Blue case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 96pcs (24 x packs of 4)

24hr Votive Lights
24hr Votive Lights
24hr Votive Lights

VC24-8884 Votive Lights in case/cup 24hr

An 24hr burn time cup cased votive light.  Available in Red, Blue or Clear case colours.  Supplied in boxes of 96pcs (24 x packs of 4)

Sanctuary Lamps

 

The sanctuary lamp, also called a chancel lamp, is placed before the tabernacle or aumbry in Roman Catholic churches as a sign that the Lord is present, Old Catholic, and Anglican churches as a sign that the Blessed Sacrament is reserved or stored.

SL-3 Sanctuary Lamps 3 days

Vegetable wax 3 day burning Sanctuary Lamps. Supplied in boxes of 20.  Same quality as the larger 7-8 day lamps but with a shorter burning time.  Available in Red or White (clear).

 

Ideal for large votives and graveside candles.

Sanctuary Lamp Lights

SL-7 Sanctuary Lamps 7/8 days

Vegetable wax 7/8 day burning Sanctuary Lamps. Supplied in boxes of 20.  The highest quality as per the 3 day and larger 9 day lamps.  Available in Red, White (clear) or Blue.

 

Used to signify the presence of Christ in the Tabernacle and can also be used as general votives and graveside lamps.

Sanctuary Lamp Lights

SL-9 Sanctuary Lamps 9 days

Vegetable wax 9 day burning Sanctuary Lamps. Supplied in boxes of 20.  The highest quality as per the 3 day and 7 day lamps.  Available in Red, White (clear) or Blue.

 

Used to signify the presence of Christ in the Tabernacle and can also be used as general votives and graveside lamps.

Battery Votive Lamps

 

With battery-operated or rechargeable candles, there’s no need to worry about hot wax. Flameless candles are clean, easy to maintain, and cause no mess or fuss.  Making the switch to a battery candle means you no longer have to worry think about melting wax, burnt wicks, or smoke.  Ideal for churches that also cannot have burning candles outside of attendance.

 

Battery Votive Lamps
Battery Votive Lamps
Battery Votive Lamps

BV88987/8/9 Battery Operated Votive

Battery operated 2 1/2" high votive lights available in red, blue or natural white.  Great for churches, schools, graves etc. where live flames are out of the question.  These votives comes in 25's and are a great idea.  Flickering.  Comes complete with battery.