credence table


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credence table

n
1. (Furniture) a small sideboard, originally one at which food was tasted for poison before serving
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a small table or ledge on which the bread, wine, etc, are placed before being consecrated in the Eucharist
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I can remember being told we were going to be making the credence table and ambo pulpits for the Pope's visit and can remember the delivery of timber.
I also recall the first day the bell was removed from the credence table, taken by a zealot priest to modernize the liturgy.
As part of Project Restore, church ministers of all denominations and stately home owners across the UK are being asked to nominate significant items they want repairing, be it a 100-year-old collection plate, a commemorative plaque or a credence table.
The items could vary from a 100 year old collection plate to a commemorative plaque or a credence table.
Mrs Banner, of Leaf Lane, Styvechale, said: "She was sadly killed in a car accident shortly after retiring and a credence table was dedicated to her in St Mark's, but this was later placed in the chapel at Walsgrave Hospital.
The Book of Alternative Services says simply "this is appropriately done at the credence table or in the sacristy.