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Christ Our King Church altar furnishings adorn churches along Delaware beaches

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Portions of Christ Our King Church have been repurposed at churches along the Delaware beaches.

Christ Our King Church lives on in at least three Delaware beach parishes.

Some furnishings from the church that closed in 2016 now grace churches at St. Ann in Bethany Beach, St. Jude in Lewes, and St. Edmond in Rehoboth Beach.

St. Ann received a marble altar, pulpit, and tabernacle stand, along with a statue of the Infant of Prague. All arrived this spring and are now in use in the church.

“They are really beautiful [and] add beauty to our sanctuary,” said Father John Klevence, pastor.

St. Jude received the former side altar of St. Joseph with an “SJ” on its front, which also is the initials of the church that is its new home, said Father Tom Flowers.

“With the ‘SJ’ on the front, it made a perfect pedestal for our tabernacle — which came from a church in Boston and was in our chapel for several years before we installed a new one there,” Father Flowers said.

St. Edmond’s is using the tabernacle from Christ Our King, according to parish business manager Yvonne Bailey. It also received a statue that rests in front of the parish office.

The final Mass for Christ Our King Church was held in October 2016, on the 90th anniversary of the original church structure.

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