Friday, February 8, 2019

The 1899 Episcopal Church

Deconsecration Planned 
All Saints Episcopal mission in Delmar will do a turnabout this weekend with the deconsecration of its 1899 church building preparatory to moving into a new church March 19. Bishop William H. Mead of the Diocese of Delaware this week signed the "deconsecration" papers removing the church from consecrated use for religious services and sacraments to secular use. The present building has been sold to the Delmar fire company. The church was consecrated June 29, 1899, by Rt Rev.  Leighton Coleman. The Rev. Charles N. Spalding was vicar at the time. The present vicar, the Rev. Joseph K. Hammond Jr., will officiate at the deconsecration rites. All Saints' new church is at 10th and Grove Sts. in Delmar. It will seat 150 in the main sanctuary with expansion facilities for another 100. The congregation's first service there will be March 19. The bishop will officiate at consecration services on the afternoon of April 16.
Above from The Morning News 11 March 1972

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