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Thieves smash stained glass window during robbery at Kent church

Credit: St Margaret's Church
Credit: St Margaret's Church, Rainham

Thieves have caused thousands of pounds of damage to an historic church in Medway, before making off with a charity pot containing less than £200.

St Margaret's church in Rainham was broken into last night, by thieves who smashed a stained glass window and ransacked an office.

Credit: St Margaret's Church, Rainham

Police were called to the 900-year-old building at 7.40am. Sunday services were cancelled as investigations were carried out.

The Rev Nathan Ward said he bore no ill will, and that he would 'welcome an opportunity to meet with those involved so we can help and support them.'

Credit: St Margaret's Church, Rainham

The church has started a Just Giving campaign to replace the damaged window and pay for increased security.

This is a season where we especially think of those whose lives have taken a wrong turn and would welcome an opportunity to meet with those involved so we can help and support them. We bear no ill will.

We now need to raise money to make good all the damage as well as increase our security as a church in order to deter further attacks taking place.

Any donations towards this is gratefully received.

– St Margaret's Church, Rainham