Communion Table - The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, The Royal Chapel - St. John's, Isle of Man
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N 54° 12.213 W 004° 38.411
30U E 393016 N 6007411
Quick Description: Memorial Communion Table for Lord Bishop Thornton-Duesbury in The Royal Chapel in St. John's.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 1/17/2021 6:33:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NPZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
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Long Description:
Memorial Communion Table for Lord Bishop Charles Thornton-Duesbury in The Royal Chapel in St. John's.

Charles Thornton-Duesbury was the Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1925 to 1928.

'The table is a splendid example of craftsmanship in carved oak, and the work was executed by Mr. J. D. Kelly, of Michael. It bears an inscription carved in the wood, which reads:
"In Affectionate Memory of C. L. Thornton-Duesbury, Bishop of this Isle, 1924-1928,"
A grant towards the cost of the table was made by the Manx Government and the balance was subscribed by the communicants of St. John's Church.'
Source: Isle of Man Examiner, Friday, December 12, 1930

The actual inscription on the table is:
"In Affectionate Memory of C. L. Thornton-Duesbury D. D. Lord Bishop of this Isle 1925-1928"

In the Peel City Guardian on Saturday, December 13, 1930 the table was described as: ‘both graceful in outline and also adorned with very beautiful carving - as ornamentation - which is perfectly in keeping with the other adjuncts of the Church...'
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1930

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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