We replaced the credence table in our church last week. Here is the former piece:
It seemed time to improve on the old brass and marble that didn’t seem to harmonize with the ash and iron of the current furnishings.
We engaged a recent university graduate, Peter Kasper. Peter came well-recommended by the faculty across the street. He brought the new credence cabinet Friday:
A better look as one comes into church:
We were looking for something functional, but also more neat than an open table with matches, germicide, and handwashing things. The top level inside will house Eucharistic vessels. The bottom will have the other “stuff.” The bread and wine for Mass will be placed on the top for the procession.
In most parishes, the credence table is tucked away near the altar, but mostly out of sight. Many people pass ours on the way to their seat in the north pews. A cabinet seemed to be a better solution than an open table, and our committee seemed pleased to get an all-purpose piece that fits in more naturally with the surroundings and hides some of the clutter around the columns that delineate the narthex and the nave.
What do you think?
Todd, I love the look and the creative use of the piece, with storage. Nice!
It certainly matches the simplicity of the rest of the space. I’m always happy with “less is more” when it comes to church fixtures and fittings.