Thieves steal holy vessels from St.Peter's church Goldhanger

Maldon and Burnham Standard: George Bunting, Church Warden, with the damaged safe George Bunting, Church Warden, with the damaged safe

A churchwarden has spoken of his sadness and disappointment after a burglars stole communion vessels.

The ciborium and two pyxes, which are used for transporting communion to those who are too ill to attend church, were stolen from St Peter’s Church in Goldhanger.

The vessels, worth £700, were inside the church safe at the time of the theft.

George Bunting, a churchwarden at St Peter’s for 24 years, said: “I’m very sad and disappointed that this has happened, but I’m resolved to keep the church open and have somewhere for people to come and spend time in contemplation.”

Call Pc Lea Keene at Maldon Police Station on 101 with any information.

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4:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Lord Newbold says...

According to the scriptures Jesus was crucified between two convicted thieves. It is said that he took one into his fathers house which has many rooms. So when we arrive this present thief may be already there, sat amongst Hitler, Mousseline, and Sadam Husain. Which will be taking up places that should be reserved for those who have not been as evil in their lives.
According to the scriptures Jesus was crucified between two convicted thieves. It is said that he took one into his fathers house which has many rooms. So when we arrive this present thief may be already there, sat amongst Hitler, Mousseline, and Sadam Husain. Which will be taking up places that should be reserved for those who have not been as evil in their lives. Lord Newbold
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9:05pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Why were such expensive items needed? Surely the poor need th money more....

And the item were stored in - frankly - a cheap safe?
Why were such expensive items needed? Surely the poor need th money more.... And the item were stored in - frankly - a cheap safe? Jack222
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9:07am Mon 3 Mar 14

Hawthorne says...

Lord Newbold wrote:
According to the scriptures Jesus was crucified between two convicted thieves. It is said that he took one into his fathers house which has many rooms. So when we arrive this present thief may be already there, sat amongst Hitler, Mousseline, and Sadam Husain. Which will be taking up places that should be reserved for those who have not been as evil in their lives.
Yes...Or it could all be a load of made-up rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Newbold[/bold] wrote: According to the scriptures Jesus was crucified between two convicted thieves. It is said that he took one into his fathers house which has many rooms. So when we arrive this present thief may be already there, sat amongst Hitler, Mousseline, and Sadam Husain. Which will be taking up places that should be reserved for those who have not been as evil in their lives.[/p][/quote]Yes...Or it could all be a load of made-up rubbish. Hawthorne
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