Testimonials

"David the upholsterer has finished and has done a very good job. Many thanks."

Fr. Allen
Diocese of Salford

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"I take it that you were responsible for overseeing the order of personalised candles that I ordered from Hayes and Finch. It was really important that they arrived in good order and in good time - and your company managed to achieve BOTH of those objectives: the candles arrived this morning just as you promised. The candles are one of the mementos that our graduates take away on their graduation day - had they arrived any later, it would have been a real disappointment.

I am very grateful to you and your company for the high quality of service that we have received in all our dealings on this order. I hope that you share my thanks both with your manager and with anybody else involved in filling this order."

Revd. Peter Green BA (Hons), MA (Hons), MA (Lit), PhD, SSC
Dean of Chapel and Chaplain

Bishop Grosseteste University

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"The altar cloth in place looks stunning, many comments.

Please pass on my thanks."

Linda

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"Just a note to say many thanks indeed for my very fancy clerical shirt! It is lovely to wear something a little more colourful than the usual plain Episcopal shirts, and I have enjoyed wearing it! Many of the Ladies have asked me where I got it so you may get increased traffic from Ireland!

So thanks again. Every Blessing."

Anon

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"I write to thank you personally and all those people involved in creating the most beautiful, original stole for us to give to our daughter in law, Debbie, on Sunday after her Ordination at Wells Cathedral. The actual service was stunning and we presented the stole to her later in the day at a celebration party, its beauty was greeted to much acclaim.I do hope you will now use it and the idea in your brochure, for others to take up.

With our very best wishes and thanks to everyone."

Mrs Norah Pow

                

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"Just a line of grateful thanks for the beautiful work you have done for the Shrewsbury chalice and Paten for 

Saint Mary’s Church, Arnold. It really is a piece of beautiful craftsmanship, and will be much praised and
loved by the members of the congregation.

We are delighted by it. Much appreciation for such a delightful addition to our church plate. Good wishes."

Alan Langton

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"I am a big fan of your service.  It is such a relief just to be able to email you and instantly get what we need! Thank you for all your hard work!"

Fr Mark

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"Thank you.

(Hayes & Finch Serenity shirts) were such a lovely quality...and I will be reordering...I was really impressed with the standard of manufacture."

Selina Nisbett

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"I have received the gowns your company has manufactured for us, and I must say the quality of the material and finish is 

first class. The embroidery of our motif is also excellent and exceeded my expectations. They have been received very well
by our members and have already been used at the recent Remembrance Day ceremony in the City of Stirling."

Paul Miller

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"Our processional cross was received today - it looks like new as far as I am concerned and the lady who originally donated 

it to the church should be delighted when she sees it in use on Sunday. A good job well done!! Many thanks."

Joy Montgomery

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"Our sincere thanks for the stunning white altar frontal."

St Gabriel's Church,
Huyton Quarry

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"I am a Marist Catholic priest who haslived and worked on the isolated island of Taveuni in Fiji for the last 45 years. Recently 

I received as a gift from Mr Bill Fishwick of Nottingham, a set of mass vestments of wonderfully high and impressive quality.

I write simply to express my sincere appreciation of the fruit of your work and want you to know that it is lifting our humble
standards out here in the Pacific.

May your work continue to be blessed."

Fr Michael McVerry sm.

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"On behalf of the Vicar and myself may I thank you for the beautiful frontal.

May I thank everyone involved in making it, their work is unsurpassed. I wouldalso like to thank Adrian Cousins for
displaying such patience and knowledge when he came to measure up.

I am enclosing photographs of the Church and altar as it stands."

V. W. Millar

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"We would like to say 'Thank you' for the gleaming workmanship of the Candleabrums and Cross restored by your work staff.

Also to Adrian for his patience keeping us informed."

Mrs D. Andrews

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"Just to say thank you very much for your service when I phoned from Western Australia. We were thrilled with the chasuble we received from Sydney.

Thank you for all you did which went way beyond being gracious to being very, very impressive. God bless."

Ngaire Roil

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"I received the statues today - I am delighted with the repair and the high standard of work that has been done.

Thank you for your help."

Revd. Fr. Chris Stephenson

The Oratory of the Good Sheperd

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"I must thank you for the two shirts.

They are superb quality far in excess of the ones I already have (Reliant) and what's more I just did the ironing and they
look like new. Well done Hayes & Finch."

Rev. Deacon Michael Smith

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"The order for our Celtic Cross Vestment was delivered yesterday – in time for the 75th Anniversary of St. Patrick's Church dedication.

I would like to thank you and the people who do alterations and packing, for your prompt attention to this order for
the (special size item A1008) Cream Chasuble. On behalf of our UCM, many thanks to all concerned."

Teresa

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"Many thanks for the work done on the paschal candle stand which was safely delivered on Friday.

Thank you for your help with this matter, the candle stand now looks as good as new and a fine example of the work done
by Hayes & Finch."

Miss F. Helena Thomas

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"Thank you on behalf of the Parish for the splendid restoration you recently carried out on a rather special Chalice.

Very much appreciated."

Gerard Tighe
St Werburgh Catholic Church

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"l was very pleased with the order of cassock albs that l made with your company last year. They were very well made. As I 

am Bishop's chaplain don't have my own parish and this means that the scope of my purchases will only be very occasional
personal ones.  

While I am in touch, can I say what a big improvement the revamped website is, in being attractive and functional."

Canon Michael Balkwill
Bishop's Chaplain
St Asaph

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The Oratory

"On behalf of The Oratory, I have been using Hayes & Finch church suppliers for over ten years.  I am the Head Sacristan
at the second largest Catholic Church in London – offering a large number of daily services to parishioners and visitors to the area.
Hayes & Finch have assisted in repairs and restoration work to Altar and Church furnishings. At our request they have also
developed a cleaner more efficient burn on votive candles. Hayes & Finch are helpful in suggesting how items can be restored
and are always available to answer my questions."

Paul Clark
Head Sacristan, The Oratory (Brompton Oratory) Catholic Church.

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"I would like to thank and commend the staff of Hayes and Finch - Archbishop of Birmingham"

"After the great success of Pope Benedict's visit to the United Kingdom in September, I wanted to write to you personally to
thank you for the role that you and your colleagues at Hayes and Finch played in the sucess of the whole venture.

The Papal Visit was a remarkable event and I recieved letters and messages from many people, from this country and
abroad, saying how much they were helped and inspired by it. It was most encouraging. But this was only possible because of the helpfulness and generosity of spirit of others.

So on behalf of the diocese, and especially those involved in the planning of the Mass of Beatification, I would like to thank 
and commend the staff of Hayes and Finch for their kindness, courtesy and for the company's generosity in providing
liturgical items - many free of charge - for the Papal Mass at Crofton Park. I would be grateful if you would extend my thanks
to all your colleagues."

Bernard Longley

Archbishop of Birmingham

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"I am writing to express my gratitude to the job well done on the Chasuble that I ordered which we requested a 

specific design.

The item was done exactly the way we wanted, we could not ask for anything better. Thank you very much for all your help 
and for being patient with us. Your Customer Service standard is second to none.

Please pass my special thanks to your team especially the person who made the gown. Yours in His Service."

Annie Maraire
Bishop's Secretary
United Apostolic Church and Faith Healing Ministries with Flames of Fire

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"I just wanted to let you know that the Altar Table we ordered from you has arrived safely this morning and it looks very 

splendid in our new chapel space.

Thank you very much for your kind attention in this matter."

Rev Stephen Goodwin

Chaplain, Douglas Macmillan Hospice

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"The Purple Chasuble, Stole, Burse & Veil, together with the All Seasons Stole have all arrived safely.

I almost wept with joy when I saw them....beautifully made as always.

I can't thank you and your vestment room girls enough, for the much love, care and attention you give in the making
of your vestments. Again, a big thank you and best and kindest wishes."


Rev Steve Carrington
The Ecumenical Society of St Augustine of Canterbury

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"Just a quick thank you to Chris, Karen, Donna and John- in the Hayes and Finch Vestment Room. We are so pleased 

with the altar cloth we have received, would you pass on my sincerest thanks to all involved."

Mrs Bigley

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"The Vestments arrived here at our parish office just 10 minutes ago. They certainly lived up to my expectations - perhaps even beyond! I just want to say to you and the staff at Hayes and Finch, thank you!

If we ever have permanent Deacons in our parish, I'll be in contact. I have seen the Dalmatics in the same style and
they are great.

God bless and never forget that you are doing a great service in offering high quality Vestments."

Fr Kieran