BUILDING – St. Peters & Christ Church, Redcar & Coatham
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea 31/12/1869.
CHURCHES REDCAR & COATHAM DURING CHRISTMAS.
The decorations in the churches at Redcar and Coatham during Christmas tide have this year been more than usually elaborate. It is not an easy task to make the playing and on pretending interior of St Peter’s present a cheerful and glad some appearance, but the way in which the building has been adorned this Christmas reflects great credit on the designers and executors of the work, who evidently have spared no pains in order to impart to the sacred edifice something of that joyous and festive character with which the Church invests in the Feast of the Nativity. At the chancel window is the text, “Glory to God in the highest,” and over the altar, “and on earth peace, goodwill towards men.” Round the church in large letters is the text, “His name shall be called Wonderful, counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Piece.” Between the windows on each side of the church are the words, “Faith,” “Hope,” “Charity,” “Love,” “Joy” and “Peace.” On the front of the gallery are the words, “We Praise The, O God.” The pulpit, reading desk and gas standards are tastefully decked with Holly.
At Coatham church and artificial screen is placed on top of the law screen which divides the chancel from, the body of the church, composter of holy, fir, and everlasting flowers. Although the east window is the text, “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” On each side of the window is a large Maltese cross, and the sidelia and the small windows are decked with holly. On each side of the altar is a candelabra for seven candles, covered with holly. At the base of the pulpit are the words, “I bring you good tidings of great joy;” and the panels and supporting pillars are beautifully adorned with box, holy, and everlasting flowers. In this south aisle are the texts, “Unto was a is given,” and “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” In the North aisle are the texts, “Unto you is born this day a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord,” and “Unto us a Child is born.” Over the screen at the West end, which is adorned with holly and fir, are the words, “Glory to God in the highest.” The gas standards and the capitals of the pillars are decked with holly. The font is most tastefully covered with holly, fir, and everlasting flowers. Altogether, this church presents a most pleasing appearance, the decorations being very chaste and beautiful.
March 13, 2013 Buildings