Sunday, March 7, 2010


The valuable items inside our church are secure behind sturdy oak doors, and the Sydney sandstone walls have stood solidly for almost 160 years withstanding rain, hail, blustery winds and (mostly) burglars. 

So the thieves who struck this week took us by surprise removing items from the outside

Here’s a quick puzzle for you.  What’s missing in these pictures?IMG_3314 IMG_3315 IMG_3316 IMG_3323 IMG_3319 IMG_3317

If you said copper downpipes and guttering you’d be right.  Apparently there’s a thriving black market for the stuff.

[Warning: Very bad pun ahead!] 

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We’ve called in the ‘coppers’.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Di... this sort of thing is so distressing, even for me, who doesn't live next door or who has never even been inside!

    What sort of person does this and why is there a black market for copper?

    What do the 'coppers' say? Is it happening to other churches? What time of day do you think they stole it? and how did they do it so quietly?


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