Lead Thefts

Our Church roof has been 'Lead astray' - don't you be!


We've suffered seven incidents of lead theft over the summer of 2011 - and we were facing a huge bill to replace our church roofs. We had all the 'anti-theft' devices that EIG and English Heritage recommend - SmartWater, anti-climb paint on the drainpipes, Motion sensor alarms on both aisle roofs - we'd spent a lot of money protecting our precious 'Lead' - but still they came. We had signs up about Nightly Patrols, CCTV signs, and were advised to put 'roadblocks (?)' in the driveway to the church, to stop 'white vans'. But to no avail. They still kept coming to steal our lead. Even the Police admitted these deterrents did little to stop this type of theft.


So we said 'No more! - We'll strip it ourselves and we'll get the money by selling it - and replace it with a product that is just as good but has no street value.'

And that's what we've done.

Our Grade I listed building was granted a Faculty to replace our Lead with an alternative product (NOT Terne Coated Steel!) - at a fraction of the cost!

Trust me, it wasn't easy to get such a Faculty and we had a bruising and sometimes threatening time from a variety of Preservation Societies (you probably know the ones I mean) - but we held fast and Wisdom prevailed.

So we are now a 'Lead-Free' zone

If you've suffered similar attacked and would like to find out more, then please do contact us via the website - and look at our Landmark II appeal and What the Papers say - better still read the full page spread in the Church Times 23rd and 30th December 2011. Or just follow this link.

This Weeks Services

All Age Worship RK/AS
Sun Aug 19 @10:45AM - 12:00PM
Baptism Service
Sun Aug 19 @12:30PM - 01:30PM
Holy Communion
Wed Aug 22 @11:00AM - 12:30PM
Wedding | Kings/Hemmings
Thu Aug 23 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Wedding Blessing | Caroline & Mark Purnell
Fri Aug 24 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Wedding Blessing | Hannah & Craig Garghan
Sat Aug 25 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Wedding| Rushton / Plant
Sat Aug 25 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Holy Communion | RK/HR/RK
Sun Aug 26 @10:45AM - 12:15PM
Wedding | Randall/Waldron
Sun Aug 26 @ 1:30PM - 02:30PM
Holy Communion
Wed Aug 29 @11:00AM - 12:30PM

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Wedding Rehearsal Wesley & Donna
Wed Aug 22 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Wedding rehearsal. Waldron/ Randles
Fri Aug 24 @ 8:00PM - 09:00PM
Wedding rehearsal. Williams/ Rice
Wed Aug 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Wedding rehearsal | Rainbow / Maycroft
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Church Cleaning
Fri Aug 31 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM