Vandals strike at church for a second time
ACHURCH has been subjected to vandalism twice in the space of two weeks.
Vandals removed several huge stone flags from the grounds of All Saints’ Church and dumped them in a bin.
The damage was discovered on Tuesday, August 8.
Then last weekend a sign marking the graveyard’s commonwealth graves was ripped to pieces and destroyed.
The Rev Jackie Calow, the priest in charge of St Michael’s and assistant curate of All Saints’, says she doesn’t believe youngsters could be responsible for the vandalism, as both acts would have required a great deal of strength to carry out.
She says the community always watches out for the church and is asking residents to get in touch if they see anyone acting suspiciously.
The Rev Calow said: “People are just really upset that they can do this.
“I don’t know if they were disturbed but nothing was taken, It’s the inconvenience of having to put them back.
“We have a good community in Rhodes and people are good at keeping an eye out.
“We’d like to thank people for doing that.
“We’d like people to carry on being vigilant and if they see anything, please let us know.”
The incidents have been reported to police.
The torn up sign, the Rev Calow and, above right, removed stones