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Velvet kneeler, embroidered burse, stole and maniple© V&A
Velvet kneeler, embroidered burse, stole and maniple © V&A

Liturgical vessels, vestments and books used in the Mass and Canonical Offices were stored for safekeeping in the sacristy, under the watchful eye of the sacrist. The sacristy was also used by ordained members of the community to robe in vestments for services, and it was thus necessary that this room was close to the church.

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