A number of churches in our diocese have been targeted by thieves who have stripped lead coverings and flashings from roofs, causing significant damage. If this happens to you -

1. Call the police.

  • If the crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, or violence is being used or threatened - call 999.
  • If the offenders have gone - call 101

2. Secure the crime scene.

3. Get emergency roof covering in place.

4. Inform- your insurers, your Archdeacon, and Keith Halliday (the diocesan Church Buildings Adviser, 01904 699523 or keith.halliday@yorkdiocese.org and he will liaise with Historic England)