After the Reformation and the Tridentine reforms, in the Roman Catholic Church the use of aumbries for this purpose was abandoned and some of them were used to house the oil for the Anointing of the Sick. Reservation in an aumbry in the Roman Catholic Church is now forbidden; a tabernacle or hanging pyx are used
The Reformed churches abandoned reservation of any kind so that aumbries, unless used for housing vessels became redundant. However, in the Scottish Episcopal church from the eighteenth century and in the Church of England in the nineteenth century following the Tractarian revival reservation has begun to be practised again. Permission for reservation has to be sought from the bishop following which a faculty may be granted by the Chancellor of the diocese for the installation of an aumbry or tabernacle.