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Communion Chair 1914-18 Presbyterian





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Original Location

St. George’s Presbyterian Church of England.

Present Location

Transferred to Roker. See Note 1 below

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 21st December 1919.

Memorial Description

Communion Chair, carved. There is a brass plaque which bears the names.

Materials used



(Dedicated to 7 members who fell)



Who commissioned

“Ladies Social Hour”


1. “A Communion Chair, in memory of those who had fallen in the War, was solemnly dedicated on he 21st December 1919; this Chair now being in the custody of the Roker congregation.” History of Presbytery of Durham page 140

2. This was handed over at a social evening on 15th October 1919 to Rev. H. Neill who stated that it would be dedicated at the next Communion Service.

3. 39 Bibles, each inscribed “From the Presbyterian Church, Seaham Harbour, in grateful remembrance of faithful service in the Great War 1914-1919” were handed out to those who served and to the families of those who fell. At the same event, it was announced that the Communion Chair would be dedicated on Sunday.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

History of the Presbytery of Durham F.H. Hawkins. In Tyne & Wear Archives Acc. L4425/Religion.

Seaham Weekly News 17/10/1919 reports handing over of chair at social evening;

Auckland and County Chronicle 23/10/1919 reports unveiling.

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Research acknowledgements

James Pasby; Dorothy Hall; Fitzhugh Collection, Middleton in Teesdale

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