Organ Pipes Stolen From Sussex Church

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 12, 2023

Organ pipes were stolen and the organ of the St John The Divine Church in Patching, England, was damaged on the night of the May 12 to 13, 2023. The theft is expected to cost thousands of pounds to repair or replace.

Churchwarden Kath Hutchinson said: “On Saturday morning, I found the organ damaged and possibly irreparable…"It’s a lovely old church built in 1203,” she said. “It’s got many interesting features and it’s such a shame for this to happen in an otherwise low-crime area." The organ was previously refurbished three years ago, costing  12,000 pounds. The police have started an investigation.

Source: Sussex ExpressThe Argus

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