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Police Appeal After Theft From Church

Friday August 23 2013




POLICE are appealing for information after a chalice was stolen from a church in Barnsley.

The chalice, valued at around £250, was last used at Sunday Mass on August 11 at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam Church in Worsbrough.

It is reported that the chalice was returned to its usual place within the church and was discovered missing a week later, when the Deacon was preparing for Sunday Mass.

It is reported that £80 in cash was also missing from the church.

There were no signs of forced entry to the church, but it is believed that a spare key to the safe had been used and is still missing.

South Yorkshire Police have released photos of a similar looking chalice from the church and are asking the public to be on the lookout for anybody who may be trying to sell the item, or for any information that may help the investigation.

The stolen chalice is silver with a hexagonal base. There is a cross at its base.

Anybody with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1084 of August 17 2013, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Louise on Friday August 23 2013 at 11:02
Well....may god strike em down!!!

Reply Posted by sid on Friday August 23 2013 at 11:39
Whoever stole it went into the church just to steal,not to worship. They're toads, I hope they get caught.
That's really lowlife.

Reply Posted by me on Friday August 23 2013 at 14:17
How do they no it isnt any 1 that works in the church it says they used a key to the safe so who has a key to it there the pple the want to b questioning as not all pple that work in a church r honest the jst there to keep job centre of the backs sum or them

Reply Posted by mel on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 09:59
yes i agree it must be an inside job or info passed on ,as the local joe wouldnt really know were safe is ect ,just diabolical pure scum

Reply Posted by richard on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 10:02
i believe it could be immigrants as they dont believe in our god they are all for allah islam ect,the silver will be sent to there country for more money ,just a thought tho