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News

​Trading ceases 23rd February 2024

20th February 2024

In preparation to enter a members voluntary liquidation the company will cease all trading in British Sterling and American Dollars. For any queries please email wippell@btinternet.com or write to J.Wippell & Co.Ltd, 88 Buller Road, Exeter, EX4 1BD


Clearance Sale continues into the New Year

24th December 2023

Whilst no further production is available , we still continue to trade with clearance offers being updated. Clerical collars and studs are available online (a couple of collars sizes are sold out) with clerical shirts that we still have in stock being available, please email your preferred requirements for shirts (see below) and we can respond accordingly.



Stock clearance continues

14th December 2023

We have uploaded additional stoles, chasubles, linen and a few other textiles. This completes the clearance sale of our textile/ vestment department. There is limited clerical wear left within the clearance sale. However, for clerical shirts we have a range of sizes and colours in our tunnel style both long sleeve (33") and short sleeve (for summer). Please email your preferred colour, sleeve and collar size and we can advise availability. We continue to add metalware which does take some time to prepare. We will close for Christmas from 4pm on 20th December - 9am on 2nd January. Orders can be placed and emails sent but these will not be attended to until the 2nd January. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. 

Increased Clearance Stock 

7th November 2023

Following closure of the London branch, the residual stock, now in Exeter, will be added to the website. We are updating all products left at substantial savings. This includes a large selection of men’s shirts, available at half the retail price (please call or email with your shirt requirements) and metalware and church vestments. All items will be available to view or buy online shortly. 

Closure of London shop

11th October 2023

The London shop will close permanently on Friday 27th October 2023. In the meantime, we will be pleased to receive customers to view the clearance items that they currently have in stock. Some of this stock is available to view here. Transfer of any residual stock will take place the following week and will be uploaded to the website after that time. 

The website cease accepting orders in September

14th September 2023

Further to news already communicated below, the website both www.wippell.co.uk in Sterling and www.wippell.com in US dollars will cease to accept orders at midnight on Saturday 30th September 2023.
Over the forthcoming weeks we will attempt to populate the site with clearance sale items, mainly clothing but there will be a few hardware items such as communion sets, chalices etc. as well as a few vestments such as stoles, chasubles, copes. Further details will follow of availability of items that we hold in stock and the clearance price that they are available at. Once these listings are up, you are invited to email in using the contact facilities on either www.wippell.co.uk or www.wippell.com websites and we can respond accordingly.


Company will cease trading later this year - Exeter shop closure

22nd August 2023

Please also note that the Exeter retail shop will be permenantly closed from 14th September 2023. After this date until total closure we will operate an appointment system. From Monday 18th September, email to make an appointment indicating your preferred order requirements  and we will collate responses and provide a couple of options. 

Standard weight pure wool melton used for cloaks is now sold out and only heavy weight melton available. 

Company will cease trading later this year - product availability

10th August 2023

We have now reached our limit on production of textile items including all vestments and altar hangings. We do have some in stock items which can be purchased for immediate dispatch. To view these items, please visit our special offers page https://www.wippell.com/Special-Offers/Special-Offers.aspx


Company will cease trading later this year - further update

27th July 2023

Since the notice of our closure and the update of the 10th of July, we have received substantial orders for our most popular products but especially shirts and cassock albs. In the circumstances, we will cease taking orders for these products on 30th of July 2023. We do hold some stock of standard sleeve lengths (32/33") and short sleeve tunnel style 902a in various colours and sizes. Below is a table of the general stock we hold in polyester and cotton, we cannot list all sizes, colours, styles and therefore cannot guarantee availability. Should you be interested in any of these, please email in with your requirement, delivery address and telephone number and we can respond accordingly and raise an order manually. 
 

Style  Colour options Collar Sizes  Sleeve 
900 Black, Grey and Royal blue  14.5 - 17.5  32/33
902 Black, Grey, Denim, Royal and Light Blue  14.5 - 18  32/33
945  Black  15.5 - 17.5  32/33
902A Black, Denim, Grey, Light and Royal Blue  14.5 - 18  N/A
901  small selection of black and grey    32/33
903 small selection of black and grey    32/33


We are not sure at this stage if we will be in a position to reinstate the acceptance of orders for our extensive range of shirts and cassock albs, please check website for updates.
 
Once again thank you for your patience, understanding and support.



Company will cease trading later this year

10th July 2023

As reported in the media, the company will cease trading later this year and enter into a member's voluntary liquidation. We will continue to accept orders for products that are available from stock or specially made (proviuding we have the selected material), until early August. After this date, there will be a phased reduction of product availability. 

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult period. 



London shop closure w/c 2nd January

4th January 2023

Due to the current train strikes, unforutnately our London shop will be closed the first week in January as are staff are unable to travel into London. 
For any enquiries please call our head office on 01392 254234.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

22nd December 2023

Wishing all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our offices and shops will be closed from midday on Friday 23rd December 2022 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2023. You can continue to order on online, however please note your order will not be picked up or processed until our return. Any non stock items are made to order and will remain to take 3-4 weeks production.

Thank you for your continued support and custom. We look forward to helping you again in 2023.
 


Business as usual

6th December 2022

Substantial headway has been made on our back log of orders and we are now accepting orders for all garments including clergy cassocks and chimeres. New orders placed from today, for non stock items, will be subject to our standard 4- 6 week production lead times. 

We once again thank you for your patience and support. 


Important - Delivery Delays

22nd November 2022

All garments except ready to wear Clergy Cassocks and Chimeres are now available to purchase both online and via phone. Budget Clergy Cassock styles 120X/121X W120X and W121X as well as Cincture Bands can now be ordered. All Choir Cassocks are also now available. Delivery is dependent upon material availability but currently we only have scarlet Russell Cord unavailable. Therefore, production on single items is three to four weeks.

Thank you for your patience.
 

10th November 2022

All cassock albs now available to purchase both online and via phone. All cassock albs remain as made to order, so please allow 3 -4 weeks for delivery from order receipt.

We thank our loyal customers for their continued understanding and patience.


28th September 2022

It is with regret that we have to pause the ordering of all Cassocks (Clergy, Choir, Servers and Readers) as well as all Cassock Albs (Clergy, Servers and Choir). We have supply chain issues with some materials taking up to 4 months to be delivered.

In addition the high volume of orders for these products has resulted in a delivery time up to 3 months for an individual single product order. This delivery period has been exceeded for multiple choir orders. Unless we make this decision, the matter will only get worse. We retain in stock a few Cassocks in ready to wear sizing, based on chest/bust and garment length, the same for Cassock Albs. Please email your sizes, style number and material preference and we will advise if we have any availability.

Other clothing products (Shirts, Surplices, Scarves, Gathered Albs and Cottas etc) have experienced similar delays but not to the same extent and for these items production is 4-6 weeks unless held in stock.

We thank our loyal customers for their understanding and patience.



9th August 2022

Due to unprecedented demand & the effects of the pandemic, our delivery times are being greatly exceeded. Particularly shirts, cassocks and cassock albs.  Please allow at least 6 weeks for all items.

We do hold a limited stock of shirts in 32/33” sleeve length in plain polyester and cotton materials as well as a few short sleeve 902A (Tunnel style). Please email your requirements within these parameters and we can advise of any stock we hold. Cassocks, cassock albs and similar items that require 2 measurements of body size and length have a very limited stock availability, again please email style, size and material. White work items such as surplices, cottas, traditional albs are not too badly affected by the current situation.

Your patience and understanding is very much appreciated.





Shops

  • ​28th March 2022

  • Exeter shop is open by appointment between the hours of 10am - 4pm Monday - Thursday
  • London shop is open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Manchester shop is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm


Office

Exeter sales office is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
 

Website

Web orders are operating as normal.

14th December 2021 

Shops

  • Exeter shop will be close 4pm 23rd December - 3rd January 2021 (inclusive)
  • London shop closes 4pm Thursday 23rd December – Monday 3rd January (inclusive)
  • Manchester shop closing 4pm Friday 24th December re-open 31st December (closed 1st and 3rd January) Re-opens Tuesday 4th January 2022

Office

Exeter sales office - will be close 5pm 23rd December - 3rd January 2021 (inclusive). 
 

Website

Web orders for clothing items placed before .......will be dispatched before the Christmas break.
Orders for stocked items placed after 14th December will be actioned and dispatched up to 22nd December. Orders thereafter will be dispatched in the new year. 



10th August 2021

Shop opening times

  • Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August 2021 - Our Exeter shop will be closed all day on these dates. If you need help or have any questions you can still contact our head office on 01392 254234 or our London shop on 020 7222 4528. 

 

14th April 2021

Shop opening times

  • Exeter - Monday -Thursday 10.00am - 4.oopm.
  • London Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4pm
  • Manchester  Tuesday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm

 


6th April 2021 

All orders up to and including 19th March have been completed and dispatched, unless shirts in black oxford cloth or cassock albs in white polyester viscose.  These two fabrics are due to be delivered in the next couple of days and orders will be made in chronological order. Our production staff are currently furloguhed but cutting will re-commence on 13th April and production on 14th April. Any garments/products in stock will be dispatched within a couple of working days. Our office operating hours remain to be 9am - 4pm Monday to Thursday. 

Shop updates
Following Governments confirmation that non esssential shops can re-open from 12th April it is our intention to open these shops next week with opening times to follow.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 
 

16th March 2021 

Production re-started on 1st March 2021 on a limited capacity. We intend continuing this limited production until Easter as with flexible furloughing we can respond quickly to workflow situations. Currently production on non stock items is 10-14 days. Our operating hours continue to be 9am - 4pm Monday to Thursday

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

16th February 2021 

Following Government guidance, we ceased production on 25th January and subsequently have only been able to supply goods ordered that were held in stock . We intend to start production again on 22nd February for a limited period. Orders placed after the 26th January will be made and dispatched in chronological order. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

5th January 2021 - New Year

As a UK maniufacturer/retailer and following the Government broadcast on Monday 4th January 2021 the current situation regarding production/deliveries/shops are as follows:


Shops

  • Exeter shop will be shut until further notice
  • London shop closed  until further notice
  • Manchester shop closed until further notice


Office

Exeter sales office - essential cover will be available between 9am and 3pm Monday - Thursday. The office will be closed on Fridays. 


Production/Orders

For items held in stock these will be processed and dispatched within a few days of the order being placed. For orders that require manufacture we have limited production at present but orders are being made and dispatched in a 2 - 3 week period.
 

16th December 2020 - Christmas and New Year

Shops

  • Exeter shop will be shut from Monday 21st December - 4th January 2021 (inclusive)
  • London shop closed Monday 21st December – Monday 4th January (inclusive)
  • Manchester shop closing 3pm 24th December re-open Tuesday 5th January

Office

Exeter sales office - essential cover will be available between 9am and 12pm on Monday 21st December,  Wednesday 23rd December and Wednesday 30th December.
 

Website

Web orders for clothing items placed before Monday 14th December will be dispatched before the Christmas break.
Orders for stocked items placed after 14th December will be actioned and dispatched up to 22nd December. Orders thereafter will be dispatched in the new year. 

8th December 2020 - Update

Current Shop Opening Hours

London: Open by appointment only. Appointments available Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm. To book an appointment please call 0207 2224528
Exeter: Open by appointment only. Available Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm. To book an appointment please complete our 'contact' form.
Manchester: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm

Our website is open and taking orders. Manfacturing is taking place at limited times throughout the month. Orders for items held in stock will continue to be dispatched within a few days of the order being placed. Should you wish to check the stock availability of a product or current production times, please email your requirements and we can advise.

Our office is open from Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm. Phone calls are being answered and emails are being monitored, and responses provided where required

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 
 

5th November 2020 - Update

Due to government advice and the health and safety of our customers and staff J. Wippell & Co. Ltd have closed its retail outlets in London, Manchester and Exeter  with immediate effect until 2nd December 2020.

Our website is still open and taking orders. Manfacturing is taking place at scheduled intervals throughout the month. Orders for items held in stock will continue to be dispatched within a few days of the order being placed. Should you wish to check the stock availability of a product, please email your requirements and we can advise.

Our office is open from Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm. Phone calls are being answered and emails are being monitored, and responses provided where required

  • Shops - closed
  • Office - Monday - Thursday 9am - 4pm
  • ​Website - open 24/7


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 
 

Shop Opening Hours

Manchester: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm
London: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm. These opening times will be reviewed, please check back for the latest opening times.
Exeter: Open by appointment only. Available Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm. To book an appointment please complete our 'contact' form. 


16th September 2020 - order dispatch

Orders placed through our website before 21st August have all been dispatched and completed.

All production staff were re-furloughed after that date and we are hopeful that further production will commence on Monday 28th September. Orders placed from 22nd August that have to be produced will be made in chronological order. We are confident that we will complete the backlog of orders within a 2 week period of the 28th September. Orders that are held in stock will continue to be dispatched within a few days of the order being placed. Should you wish to check the stock availability of a product, please email your requirements and we can advise.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


7th July 2020

As part of the re-opening of our London store this week, we are offering a 20% discount from all stock in store. This discount is available for items held in stock in our London store. If you would like to find out more about current stock please contact us.In store discount only. Valid until 17th August 2020.

Please note, at present the store opening times are limited: Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm.

6th July 2020

Our Manchester shop is now open Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm
Our London shop will be open Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm. These opening times will be reviewed, please check back for the latest opening times.
Our Exeter branch is now open by appointment only, available Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm. To book an appointment please complete our 'contact' form. 

If you have a query or question regarding an existing order, placing a new order or require any other detail about our services, please complete our contact form. Please note the telephone is not being monitored fully during office hours.


March 2020

It is with reluctance that we have had to put down our needles and threads and turn off our sewing machines.

Due to government advice and the health and safety of our customers and staff J. Wippell & Co. Ltd will be closing its retail outlets and office with immediate effect until further notice.

Emails are being monitored and responses provided where required.

Ordering is still available via the website, however, orders will not be processed until the business re-opens (based on Government advice).

We will keep you updated as necessary.

We thank you for your continued support and custom during these difficult times.

J. Wippell & Co. Staff