About Us

Charles Farris Limited was founded in Bishopsgate, London. For the past one hundred and sixty years the company has manufactured Church Candles. This manufacturing continues to flourish and develop in our factory in Mere, Wiltshire where we subscribe to both the British and European Candle-maker's Federation standards in raw materials, candle safety and testing methods to bring to our customers the finest candles for church use.

During this period the company has grown to be one of the foremost marketers of Church supplies thus enabling it's customers to purchase from one source a diverse range of high quality products essential to their requirements.

Our mission is simply to provide our customers with a range of products governed by stringent quality control and a service to match.

Launch of New Website and Exciting New Products

To accompany the launch of our first scented range we’ve given our website an elegant new look! If you’ve been shopping with us for years you can still find our full range of products – try clicking on ‘church supplies’ to bring you to our traditional selection.

Dinner candles and pillar candles have been given their own categories, as we expand our ranges to include our beautiful new solid colour candles, in a modern palette.

We have also introduced a blog page where we will be highlighting new products, and taking a closer look at Farris candles and the meaning behind the heritage church products which we’ve been making since 1845, starting off with these purple and pink advent sets. We also have a new video, so you can see the craftsmanship which goes into each Charles Farris candle at our factory in Mere, Wiltshire.

Traditionally we have offered trade account services to churches across the country, and now we’re extending this to include events companies, wedding planners, florists and interior designers – making it easier for you to use our beautiful beeswax, pillar and dinner candles for your projects. To set up a trade account, please ring customer services on 01747 862 839.