Liturgical Metalwork

Liturgical metalwork is a rare specialty of Cheney Metals.  Working in sensitive environments we have created altar and sacristy accessories, baptismal fonts, candle holders, pulpit adornments, tabernacles, vessels for holy waters and oils, and various decor and adornments for churches, cathedrals, parishes, basilicas and other houses of worship.

Our work and installations are conducted with the utmost respect for the commissioning agencies, their representatives, and their belief systems.

Monterey CA

San Carlos Cathedral

Built in 1794 , this cathedral is the oldest continuously parish in California. Cheney Metals was commissioned to fabricate a few architectural details which included a Reredos screen, book holder for the altar's pulpit, candle holders, and a holy water font. 

View of San Carlos Altar

View Cathedral's altar displaying the Reredos screen

Glass Case with Bronze

Case for Holy Oils with formed bronze hinge straps and support framework.

Bronze Holy Water Font

Forged Steel Candle Holder

Spreckels CA

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Joseph's Catholic Church located in Spreckles, California is a few miles south of Salinas. The metalwork was designed with a grapevine motif. The fabricated articles include the bronze and steel armature for the baptismal font and the large arbor for the back of the altar.

Batismal font with Ornamental iron base fabricated by Cheney Metals

Batismal font with ornamental iron base

Bapitismal font with ornamental iron frame fabricated by Cheney Metals

Detail of Baptismal Font

Ornamental iron element with leaf motif

Ornamental iron with leaf motif

Detail of bronze and steel altar arbor