Commissions with us

When an enquiry for vestments is placed with the Studio, there is usually a good deal of discussion between the customer and the Studio about the vestments being requested.  Almost always, a customer avails himself of the design skills and experience of the Studio in this process.

Enquirers will usually be invited to make an Expression of Interest with the Studio.  A small deposit (usually 20% of the total estimated price of the vestments) having been paid, the enquirer will immediately become part of the queue of commissions, even though all the details of the intended vestments have not been settled.  Subsequently, the details will be finalised through discussion in which the customer may avail himself of the design skills, expertise and experience of the Studio.  At this point a precise quote will be settled with the customer.

An accumulated downpayment of 50% (namely, one small initial deposit and a subsequent deposit) of the total quote for the Commission covers the Studio's expenses in management, design and the purchases of fabrics etc.   

When the vestments are completed, the balance is immediately due for payment (unless a special arrangement for payment has been previously made).

Because the Saint Bede Studio is but a cottage-business, our ability to produce vestments quickly is greatly constrained.  When a commission for vestments is placed with the Studio, it takes at least several months for a custom-made vestment to be completed. This is because our queue of commissions is so long. 

It is a Blessing to have such a volume of work; but this does mean that we ask for the kind patience of our customers.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.



For various reasons, the Studio will no longer accept payment in full at the beginning of a commission.

The cancellation of an order weeks or months after it has been made, will only be agreed to by the Saint Bede Studio in exceptional circumstances, not routinely. In such an instance, from a refund of the 50% deposit will be deducted expenses incurred by the Studio at the request of the customer, namely the purchase of fabrics, work on design etc.

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Updated September 2023.