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Vestment

Clericals and Vestments
Clericals
are the distinctive every day street clothes that clergy wear. They are only worn by clergy and makes their rôle evident. This clothing generally consists of a clerical collar, clergy shirt and, on some occasions, a cassock.
Vestments
are worn only by clergy when they are taking services and they are worn either over everyday clothes or clericals. They are often festive in style and the colours vary according to the church season. Vestments include the alb, amice, chasuble and surplice.

See all St James's clericals and vestments on the page Service garments.


Altar Linens and Frontals
Altar Linens are the cloths which cover the altar.
Altar Frontals are cloths made of richly decorated tapestry, silk or damask which hang down in front of the altar. There are different colours according to the time in the liturgical season. See all the altar frontals used at St James's on the page Church Textiles.

Altar Frontal


The chalice veil

Chalice Cloths
There are several different types of chalice cloths. Some are always white but certain cloths are always in the correct colour according to the time in the liturgical season.
See all the chalice cloths used at St James's on the images page Church Textiles.


Pulpit Falls
The pulpit falls are decorative pieces of material hanging down in front of the book stand on the pulpit so the front of the fall is seen by the congregation. There are different colours according to the time in the liturgical season.
See all the pulpit falls used at St James's on the page Church Textiles.

Kneeler

Kneelers
The creation of a series of new kneelers was a millennium project for the church which involved a group of women who used their talents and artistic energy to give something lasting to St James's.
See all St James's kneelers on the page Kneelers.




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