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Three Generations of the Laurence Family

Three Generations of Service Excellence

           Much more than communion wafers, candles, and apparel

Laurence Church Supplies (formerly Egan Church Supplies and Ryan Church Supplies)  is one of the most respected full-service suppliers of religious goods in New England, serving churches of all faiths. Our friendly staff will work with you to get the highest quality materials at the most reasonable cost.  We routinely work with office administrators, as well as clergy, deacons, religious education directors, and other church staff to find the right product for your needs.

We offer online and phone ordering, and regular deliveries of frequently used items such as Altar bread, wine and candles. We deliver to churches in the Northeast area, and promptly ship nationwide.


Laurence Church Supply Company, three generations spanning 78 years, has dedicated itself to providing courteous and prompt service for providing churches with a wide range of religious goods.  Located in the old historic New England town of Millbury, Massachusetts, the Laurence family has been manufacturing church candles, that continue to satisfy many of their initial clients to this day. In 1943, Ernest F. Laurence founded Laurence Candle Company to manufacture devotional candles for Catholic Churches. The candle company flourished, operated by six of Ernest’s sons, and transitioned in 1973 to his son James Laurence under whom the company continued to expand. This growth was achieved in part by selling to church goods distributors across the northeast, cultivating and developing robust relationships. We are now firmly established into the third generation of this family business under the guidance of Andrew Laurence.

Thomas P Egan was the founder of Egan Church Supplies from Somerset, Massachusetts and was one of the distributors which Laurence acquired back in 2004.  Peter and Maria Ryan were the founders of Ryan Church Supplies from Spring Lake NJ n which Laurence acquired in 2018. Pete Ryan remains actively engaged in sales servicing his cherished customers. The acquisition of these two prominent Northeast distributors morphed into Laurence Candle & Church Supplies Co. Inc.

Laurence Candle Company was originally in Northborough from 1943-2004 where we had a store named Country Candle as well as the factory which we had outgrown. In 2004, we moved to Millbury to a more efficient operation and  where we are presently located. Our 26,000 sq ft Millbury Ma location has a 3,000 sq ft store front as well as candle manufacturing and distribution of church supplies.