Oxford Churches Broken Into to ‘Make a Point’ against Church of England

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: February 24, 2009

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Between 15 and 24 February 2009 two churches in the Oxford area were broken into and highly symbolic religious items were desecrated. Local police officers thought the two incidents were linked and were possibly religiously motivated attacks to make a point against the Church of England. In both incidents safes containing communion bread at the churches were forced open, but nothing was stolen in either case. It is estimated that there was £3,000 worth of damage at St James the Great, in West Hanney, and in St Nicholas Church, in East Challow.

Source:

http://www.christian.org.uk/wp-content/downloads/marginchristians.pdf