Organ and lead stolen from Blackburn church

Organ stolen

A valuable pipe organ and lead from a church roof have been stolen in Blackburn. The theft took place sometime between Tuesday 18 March and Monday 29 April. Thieves smashed a side window at Holy Trinity Church which is a Grade II listed building under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The thieves took lead from the church’s roof, as well as dismantling the church’s antique pipe organ in order to steal all of its’ internal metal parts.

PC Andy Ronga said; “It is a great shame that this theft has happened, as the architectural significance of the beautiful Holy Trinity church building is an important piece of Blackburn’s history.

“The church’s pipe organ has also been completely dismantled, and, therefore, I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this theft to please come forward."