Liturgical Objects Repairs

I frequently repair chalices and communion plates for churches, but rarely took photos. Stay tuned, I will take more photos. In the meantime, look at the examples below.

Brass liturgical candlestick

brass candlestick dated 1906 bent
brass candlestick straightened date 1906

This brass candlestick dated 1906 arrived bent over. The problem was the the brass was worn thin from over 100 years of polishing and had split at the edges when it bent. It is filled with pitch which is common for many candlesticks. The first request was if I could straighten the candelstick (which I was able to do.)  Fixing the seams of the brass candlestick is very involved and expensive so the more permanent repair was delayed until funds are set aside in the church budget.


Brass liturgical candelabra from a church

brass liturgical candelabra for church
brass liturgical candelabra for a church is repaired

Brass church candelstick 1906

This brass candelabra from a local church had a candle cup that would no longer screw into place. It was a easy repair but important to do right away before the parts are lost or damaged.

Silverplate Communion Flagon Meriden Silverplate

The hinge reconstruction on this  Meriden Silverplate Communion Flagon came out fabulous. I wrote a complete explanation of the repair which you can read here. 

Meriden Silverplate is silverplate on white metal. The base metal is brittle and soft.