Vandals set fire to church banner and altar

| September 6, 2013

Vandals who broke into a historic Lincolnshire church destroyed a unique religious banner and charred a 500-year-old wooden altar.

The fires were started after intruders climbed on to the roof of the 14th century All Saints' Church in Croft, near Skegness, and went down the tower steps into the main building.

The banner and altar were burned and a glass collection bowl and a glass picture frame smashed in the overnight raid on the Pinchbeck Lane church.

American-born priest-in- charge Father Bryant Brechtold condemned the culprits.

"The Lady Chapel banner was completely burned, the wooden altar which dates back 500 years was charred and the print of The Light of Christ of an original which hangs in St Paul's Cathedral was smashed," said Father Bechtold.

"And, although there wasn't much money in the large glass collection bowl in the church entrance, it was left behind when the bowl was smashed.

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