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. If the crime is still in progress, 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)