Par­ish house raided dur­ing Sun­day Mass

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

St Bride’s par­ish priest Fa­ther Paul Mor­ton was stunned to watch his own home be­ing robbed as he took Mass.

Fa­ther Mor ton was con­duct­ing the 6pm ser­vice on Sun­day when he saw some young­sters act­ing sus­pi­ciously.

How­ever, he car­ried on with the Mass, dur­ing which time the house­break­ers got into the par­ish house and took £ 65 which had been raised by a chil­dren’s event, and a lap­top.

Fa­ther Mor­ton told the Re­former: “I could see there were a cou­ple of boys com­ing down the path.

“I was able to get some­one’s at­ten­tion and they went to have a look, but when he didn’t come back straight away, I knew some­thing had hap­pened.”

“It was a sunny night, and it felt strange to know I was be­ing bur­gled in broad day­light.”

The parish­ioners were able to alert Cam­bus­lang Po­lice Of­fice, but the thieves made a quick get­away.

Fa­ther Mor­ton added: “I’m just re­lieved that no one was hurt as a re­sult of this.”

A Ruther­glen Po­lice spokesman con­firmed: ”We are con­tin­u­ing in­quiries fol­low­ing a house­break­ing at St Bride’s Church on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

“There was a Mass on­go­ing at the time, so we would be ask­ing paris­hon­ers who were in at­ten­dance and who may have seen any­one hang­ing around the chapel, to get in touch.”

Any­one with de­tails should call the po­lice on 101.

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