THEFT IN THE CATHEDRAL

From CHRISTIAN TODAY:

A series of senseless thefts have cast a shadow over the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle. The cathedral opened a floral exhibition and put on several musical performances and a fashion show over the holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign. However, cathedral officials have been left disappointed by the theft of items from the floral exhibits, including military medals, map making instruments and a vintage flying scarf.

The Rev Canon Sheila Bamber described the thefts as “outrageous”.

“These displays were designed to be part of the celebration of a great occasion in our nation’s life and stealing from them is a wanton act of selfishness and blatant disregard for anyone else. I simply can't understand what makes anyone stoop so low as to steal items that have very little monetary value but to their owners are priceless in term of sentimental value. These thieves have just wandered in wilfully and spoil other people's parties and celebrations. It's not on," she said.

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THEFT IN THE CATHEDRAL — 3 Comments

  1. “It’s not on”

    Oh, it’s SO on.

    [I believe Shoppe is saying something less-than-complimentary to The Chairwarmer of St Nicholas Cathedral? ;-/]

  2. “Senseless thefts”? Something like stealing 300 bowling balls-you can’t possibly used them all or sell them quickly, they’re hard to hide in your house and besides you don’t bowl?
    Something like “hate crime”-much worse than crimes where criminal and victim go out to lunch afterwards.