Altar Frontals from Penson Ecclesiastlcal Arts

Frequently LAJ is approached about the question of procuring altar frontals (i.e. antependia) for their altar and so today I wanted to introduce our readers to Penson Ecclesiastical Arts, a firm which is based out of the United Kingdom (a place which retains a particularly strong tradition of the use of frontals and if you would like to understand more about them and their use, I'd invite you to revisit our article on the subject: The Historical, Theological, Liturgical and Artistic Case for Altar Frontals). 

Antependia come in various types, shapes, sizes and colours. Generally, for a frontal to look noble and dignified it should have a certain crispness to it, thereby accentuating the solidity and form of the altar itself, and this is one of the advantages of the Roman style of frontal, that we will feature today -- generally stretched as they are upon a frame (though that isn't to say that it couldn't take other forms as well) .

In dealing with the commissioning of antependia, it is a good idea to deal with a bespoke maker who is particularly familiar and practiced in their construction and who can advise you on what might work best for your particular altar. That is certainly a benefit that Penson Ecclesiastical Arts can bring to prospective clients as this is their particular focus and passion.

With all that in mind, here is a small sampling of some of their work in the Roman style. 

To see some further samples of their work, please visit their website.

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