Christ Church Guild gave $100 toward the pulpit fund. The Sunday School paid for the carving of the figure of Phillips Brooks. Mrs. E. I. Atwood, as a memorial, gave the lamp and the figure of Bishop Latimer, which Miss Mary Medlicott of the City Library Staff and Mr. Henry M. Morgan had suggested as representative of the English Church. Miss Mary Exton Holt contributed to the pulpit fund as a memorial to her father, Mr. Levi J. Holt, who was a vestryman from 1841 to 1847. Mr. Holt died in 1893. On the pulpit books is the inscription, "The John Cotton Brooks Memorial Pulpit," and the initials, "S.L.R," "A.C.R.," "J.W.R."
The decision that the present location of the pulpit was the best possible was made after Dr. Slattery had preached from a portable pulpit set up in different places, having in mind the very poor acoustic properties of the building. Dr. Slattery chose all the details of the pulpit with equal care. He visited the factory during the time of construction to see that all was well. It was carved by Mr. I. Kirchmayer, an American citizen, but a native of Oberammergau, who sold his first wood carving when he was only seven years of age. Ross and Company had the contract for the construction, and the architect was the late Mr. Henry Vaughn. The workmanship of this pulpit is exquisitely beautiful. The material used is fumed oak. De. Slattery wrote for the Chronicle the following description:
"The niches of the pulpit are filled with the figures of St. Paul, holding the sword, St. Chrysostrom wearing the vestments of the Greek Church; Savonarola, in the garb of his order, holding aloft the cross; Bishop Latimer in rochet, chimere and fur tippet, holding in one hand a staff, in the other a lantern, — a symbol of his word to Bishop Ridley as they walked together to the stake: "Be of good cheer, Master Ridley and play the man, for we shall light this day such a candle in England, as by the grace of God shall not be put out." In the niche nearest the stairs is the figure of Bishop Brooks. It will be seen that these five preachers represent the Apostolic church, the Greek Church, the Latin Church, the English Church, and the American