Mitres

The mitre (British English) (/ˈmaɪtər/; Greek: μίτρα, "headband" or "turban") or miter (American English; see spelling differences), is a type of headgear now known as the traditional, ceremonial headdress of bishops and certain abbots in traditional Christianity. Mitres are worn in the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, as well as in the Anglican Communion, some Lutheran churches, and also by bishops and certain other clergy in the Eastern Catholic Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church also wears a mitre during important ceremonies such as the Episcopal Consecration.

In its modern form in Western Christianity, the mitre is a tall folding cap, consisting of two similar parts (the front and back) rising to a peak and sewn together at the sides. Two short lappets always hang down from the back.

In the Catholic Church, ecclesial law gives the right to use the mitre and other pontifical insigna (crosier, pectoral cross, and ring) to bishopsabbots, and cardinals and those canonically equivalent to diocesan bishops who do not receive episcopal ordination. The principal celebrant presents the mitre and other pontifical insignia to a newly ordained bishop during the Rite of Ordination of a Bishop and to a new abbot during the Rite of Blessing of an Abbot. In the case of a person who is canonically equivalent to a diocesan bishop but does not receive episcopal ordination, this presentation normally occurs during a public installation as the ordinary of his jurisdiction. Catholic ecclesial law also permits former Anglican bishops received into full communion and subsequently ordained to the order of presbyter in the Catholic Church to obtain permission to use pontifical insignia as a mark of recognition of their previous ministry (they also may be admitted to the national or regional episcopal conference with status equivalent to that of retired Catholic bishops), but former Anglican bishops typically have not requested permission to use pontifical insignia under this provision.

On all occasions, an altar server may wear a shawl-style veil, called a vimpa, around the shoulders when holding the bishop's mitre.

MC-00  Leather Mitre Cover


A deep red, stiffened Mitre cover made from leather with a velcro fastening to protect your mitre when stored or in transit.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

North East Church Supplies Mitres

M-0  Woven Mitre (Mitra Simplex)

A plain white woven fabric Bishop's Mitre Simplex.  Used by Bishops when they are not the main celebrant with other Bishops present.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

North East Church Supplies Mitres

M-1  Damask Mitre (Mitra Simplex)

A plain white damask fabric Bishop's Mitre Simplex.  Used by Bishops when they are not the main celebrant with other Bishops present.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

North East Church Supplies Mitres

M-2  Damask Mitre 

A plain damask fabric Bishop's Mitre made to the same high standard as the M-1 model but available in other liturgical colours.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-3  Woven Mitre

A plain woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven Jerusalem Cross panel to front.  Available in other liturgical colours.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-4  Damask Mitre


A damask fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven Decorative, modern Cross panels.  Available in other liturgical colours.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-5  Italian Silk Mitre

An Italian Silk fabric Bishop's Mitre with contrasting gold braid trim.  Available in other liturgical colours.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-6  Brocade Mitre

A light golden brocade fabric Pontifical Bishop's Mitre.  Lappets with fringe

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-7  Embroidered Crystal Mitre

A light golden brocade fabric Pontifical Bishop's Mitre with all over detailed golden thread embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.  Features Swarovski Crystals
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Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-8  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold & red thread cross embroidery.  Lappets with fringe

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-9  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold & red thread cross embroidery.  Lappets with fringe

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-10  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold thread cross embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-11  Embroidered Velvet Mitre

A velvet fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold thread IHS and Wheat embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-12  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold and red thread IHS embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-13  Embroidered Velvet Mitre

A velvet fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold  thread IHS embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-14  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner and detailed gold  thread IHS and Wheat embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

All liturgical colours.

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-15  Embroidered Brocade Mitre

A fabric of golden brocade Bishop's Mitre with brocade top inner and detailed red thread IHS and Wheat embroidery.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in gold only

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-16  Brocade Mitre

A fabric of brocade Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-17  Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Gold braid finish.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-18  Embroidered Brocade & Velvet  Mitre

A fabric of brocade Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Front velvet panel with gold thread cross.  Velvet lappets with fringe and embroidery.  Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-19  Embroidered Woven & Velvet Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Front velvet panel with gold thread cross.  Velvet lappets with fringe and embroidery.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-20  Embroidered Damask Mitre

A fabric of damask Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner.  Velvet panels to Mitre and Lappets with Celtic style embroidery in golden thread. Lappets with fringe & velvet panels with embroidery

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-21  Embroidered Damask Mitre

A fabric of damask Bishop's Mitre with damask top inner.  Velvet panels to Mitre and Lappets with golden thread cross embroidery.  Lappets with fringe & velvet panels with embroidery.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-22   Damask Mitre

A fabric of damask Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.   Woven cross style panel to front and lappets.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-23  Brocade Mitre

A fabric of light gold brocade, Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.   Woven cross style panel to front and lappets.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-24  Velvet Mitre

A fabric of velvet, Bishop's Mitre with velvet top inner.   Woven cross style panel to front and lappets.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-25  Embroidered Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Gold thread Jerusalem Cross to front and lappets.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement

M-26  Woven Mitre

A woven fabric Bishop's Mitre with woven top inner.  Maltese Cross woven panel to front and lappets.  Lappets with fringe.

Available in range of colours

Made to order within 4 weeks to your exact head size requirement