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Altar Cloth - with 5x Cross Pattée Embroideries

Altar Cloth - with 5x Cross Pattée Embroideries

Our altar cloths are made with a Fine Irish Linen, and finished with mitred corners. With 5x Cross Pattée crosses (2" x 2") embroidered at the centre of the cloth in white, and each corner of the mensa.

Select from the width and length options below for your altar cloth; the length refers to the total length of the altar cloth, including the drops at either end. If you would like guidance in measuring your altar then please get in contact so a colleague can assist. 

Please include the length of your mensa in the comment box. This will determine the position of the embroideries.

If the size you need is not listed here, or you require customisation such as lace or alternate embroideries, please read below for information on our fully custom altar cloths. 

This is a made-to-order item with a standard lead time of 6 weeks.

Please note:  sizes stated can vary by up to 1". Due to the nature of the linen used and production methods the linens are not always exactly square / rectangular.

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Ordering Custom Altar Linens

We can also make fully custom cloths for your altar, crafted to perfectly fit your altar. With a custom altar cloth, you have greater design options such as additional lace and more embroidery options.

Just follow the four steps below and get in touch so that a colleague can assist.

1. Measure your altar

We require three measurements to make your altar cloth: length, width, and the desired 'drops' of the linen at either end. We can work in any round number of cm and inches, up to a cloth of 300cm x 650cm (118”-255”).

  • When measuring your altar, ensure that the tape measure is taut, and flat against the surface of your altar (where possible). We recommend that you have someone to assist you with this.

    The total length of your altar cloth is then the altar length plus 2 drops.

2. Choose your material

Our most popular choice for altar cloths is the Fine Irish Linen, which is a bright white and creates an elegant cloth. Our Natural Linen is another popular option, as it is thicker and harder wearing.

3. Select your design

Let us know what design you would like for your altar cloth. Choose from our range of customisation options below, or simply let us know what you have in mind and we'd be happy to look into it for you.


The following designs are the most popular for embroidery and can be embroidered in any colour of thread - although white and red are most popular. Each measures 2” x 2” on our custom altar cloths. Typically, we embroider the cross in the centre of the cloth, but some churches prefer 5 embroidered mensa crosses. Our embroidery is not restricted to these set designs; recent projects have included the embroidery of the St Alban’s cross, IHS, and the Auspice Maria.


As a final touch, trim your altar cloth with one of our beautiful lace options. Traditionally, lace is added to the front of the cloth along the mensa, but your church may prefer an alternate style - just let us know.

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