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Sacristy with a sacristy credens, a cabinet with wide and shallow drawers in which vestments and hangings are stored.
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A sacristy, also known as a vestry, is a room in a Christian church for the storage of liturgical vestments, sacred vessels such as the chasuble, and parish records. The sacristy is usually an architectural part of the church, but it can also be an annex, or a separate building on either side of the presbyteryPart of the chancel in a Christian church housing the altar, or a residence for Roman Catholic priests..[1]

The person responsible for the care of the vestments and liturgical vessels in the sacristy, and the maintenance of the church in general, is known as a sacristan.[1]



Jones, Tom Devonshire, et al., editors. “Sacristy, Sacristan.” Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture, Online, Oxford University Press, 2013,