alms dish


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a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation

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HISTORY Alms box used to collect coins in Newgate prison from 1400 to 1893 CHARACTER Tommy Ferens, who lived in poverty and used to stand half way across the Swing Bridge to avoid being arrested GOOD DEEDS Elise Bath, a student curator, with an alms dish used in Whitburn Street chapel in the 1800s; right, Alison Kay, founder of the People's Kitchen in 1988
An alms dish by Stuart Devlin in 1969 for Canterbury Cathedral and an altar cross by Gerald Benney in 1963 for St Paul's Cathedral are exhibited.
A 17th-century Nuremburg alms dish, depicting Adam and Eve picking an apple, and an 18th-century pewter marriage dish, are also for sale by this dealer.
The communion plate consists of a cup, paten, flagon, six candlesticks, an alms dish and an altar dish exquisitely engraved by Simon Gribelin after Agostino Caracci's copy of his brother Annibale's Lamentation for the Dead Christ, derived in turn from an engraving by Francois de Poilly.
'People who buy a dresser need an alms dish and candlesticks to put on it.' A recent example from the silver market demonstrates the relationship.
Trumpets marked the arrival of the royal couple, who walked up the aisle accompanied by clergy ahead of lines of Yeoman of the Guard ( or Beefeaters ( carrying the traditional purses containing Maundy coins on alms dishes above their heads.
The antiquity of the Maundy Service, this year at Bristol Cathedral, was to be seen in the procession of crimson-coated Beefeaters, the Yeoman of the Guard, who carried four circular, gold and silver alms dishes bearing the red and white purses of coins.
But probably few have been more spectacular in terms of ceremonial than the Maundy service, attended by Yeomen of the Guard from the Tower of London, in full livery and bearing 12 solid silver alms dishes dating from the reign of Charles II.
Inside, the Royal couple processed up the aisle accompanied by clergy ahead of lines of Yeoman of the Guard - or beefeaters - carrying the traditional purses containing Maundy coins on alms dishes above their heads.