Churches – Easter Vestry Meetings
Accreditation The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25/04/1878.
CHURCH EASTER VESTRY MEETINGS.
St. Peter’s Church. & Christchurch, Coatham.
St. Peter’s Church – Redcar
On Tuesday evening (23/03), the annual meeting was held in the vestry of St Peters Church, Redcar, for the election of church wardens. In the absence of the vicar, Mr. Crabtree was voted to the chair. Messrs. Mallaby, and Webster, the retiring church wardens, were unanimously re-elected.
The Chairman called attention to the necessity for adopting the system of free and open seats in Redcar, and urged that the church wardens should give the subject serious consideration. The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman.
Christchurch – Coatham.
The annual Easter vestry meeting was held on Tuesday morning (23/03). There was a further attendance, and it was resolved to adjourn to the School room, on account of the vestry being too small. The chair was occupied by the vicar, the Rev. L. B. Towne. The balance sheet was presented and unanimously adopted. The usual election of church wardens and sidemen then took place. Mr. Hitchin, the former representative of the parish was selected by the vicar as his warden, in the place of Mr. Druller, retired; and Captain Burgess was elected as the parishioners’ warden. The vicar’s sidemen are Messrs. Druller, Lockey, and Thos. Bradley; and Captain Owen T. Jones. Messrs. W. Strother and G. W. Bottomley were chosen by the parishioners. Votes of thanks were recorded to the retiring church warden, Mr. Sidney Druller, for his past services, and to the Alderman.