Minister Appeals after Lead Theft
Hethersett church which is this year celebrating the silver jubilee of a major
re-building project has been hit by theft and vandalism.
Methodist Church is marking the 25th anniversary of its Operation
New Look with a number of special events and services.
plans are being hampered by the recent theft of lead from its roof. In
addition the back fence of the car park as been broken down by youngsters
using the area as a cut through to the village.
lead theft has proved of particular concern and has caused damage to the roof
and other areas.
Methodist Minister the Rev Derek Grimshaw is appealing for community support
to help catch the thieves. The theft has already been reported to Norfolk
are very much a community focussed church and are at present looking at ways
of channelling funds into supporting the local community. Unfortunately much
of our resources are being used up to repair damage caused by thieves and
really do need the community to support us by reporting to the police anything
suspicious taking place around the church,” Rev Grimshaw said.
theft of lead from the building in Great Melton Road, has left damage to
brickwork and necessitated a mopping up operation within the building during
recent bouts of rain.
people involved in the church give hundreds of hours of their time freely and
it is very disappointing that so much of their time is being taken up
repairing unnecessary damage,” Rev Grimshaw added.