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Delaware City in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Christ Episcopal Church

Delaware City

Christ Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
1. Christ Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1847, the Reverend Andrew F. Freeman and the Reverend Thomas F. Billop were appointed as a committee to organize and solicit subscriptions for a Protestant Episcopal church in Delaware City. The parish was formally organized on May 28, 1848, when Bishop Alfred Lee officiated for the first time to a numerous congregation assembled in the Methodist Church. The church was officially admitted into full union at the following Diocesan Convention. A house of worship was provided by the commissioners of Public School District #76, who authorized the use of the church house.

On February 16, 1849, the congregation purchased this property from John Ashhurst. Construction of the church was commenced in April of that year. On February 22, 1851, the first worship service was held. The church was formally consecrated by Bishop Lee on December 13, 1857. Parish tradition contends that the design for the building was based upon that of the Church of the Redeemer for Seamen, an ornate floating edifice which served the needs of port of Philadelphia sailors from 1849 to 1853.

The building of a Rectory was authorized on February 7, 1870.
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By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
2. Christ Episcopal Church
The structure was completed the following November. Construction of the Parish Hall was completed in 1895. The building was occupied and dedicated at a service of benediction conducted by Bishop Leighton Coleman on June 23 of that year. Following the completion of much-needed renovations and repairs, Christ Church was formally reopened on October 31, 1920.
Erected 1998 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-100.)
Location. 39° 34.509′ N, 75° 35.555′ W. Marker is in Delaware City, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Street and Third Street, on the right when traveling south on Clinton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delaware City DE 19706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Delaware City Public School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware City Fire Company (approx. mile away); Officers Row (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Delaware City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware Historic Civil Engineering Landmark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commanding Officer Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Diving Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delaware City.
Categories. Churches & Religion
Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
3. Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery
There are just a few gravestones in the cemetery.

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,420 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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