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Theft at St. Paul’s Church, Four Elms

During the past week, we are not sure when as it is open on a daily basis from morning to early afternoon, our beautiful Church was robbed.

The brass ornate pulpit rails were removed from the stone stairs, a hanging candelabra in the sanctuary, fortunately one was left, and two silver plate flower vases were stolen.   Likewise, probably the water from the vases was strewn over the altar kneeling cushions leaving them badly marked.  If you know anything about this incident would be please contact:

Kent Police 01622 690690 Incident Ref: 17-0575

 

You may query why the Church is left open each day. It is the policy of the PCC and Rochester Diocese that our Church is an open door to anyone and everyone.   It was founded over 100 years ago as “The Little House of Goodwill” and it remains so to this day.   Its interior decorations are considered, by academic Art Historians, to be a great example of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris. All were gifts by generous residents of Four Elms Village and we are saddened that such a robbery has occurred, the first to our knowledge, at this time.

We continue to welcome all who wish to enter our beautiful Church and while “things” may have been stolen the heart of the Church is in good repair.

 

Bulk refuse freighter

COMING SOON….

Saturday 21st July

Four Elms Parish Rooms (opposite school) 8 – 9.15am then

Hever Bottle bank area next to Henry pub in coach car park 9.30 – 10.45am

Saturday 22nd September

Four Elms VILLAGE HALL 8 – 9.15am then

MARKBEECH village hall 9.30 – 10.45 am

We cannot take Electrical Appliances/ Metal / Hard Core / Large Amounts of Garden Waste / Large Panes of Glass / Oil or Paint.

Please DO NOT arrive early or leave items on site, otherwise will be classed as flytipping and information passed to the police, thank you.

This is a FREE service to residents of the parish, funded by HPC.
Any queries to clerk@hever.org

Congratualtions!

Congratulations to the winners at Four Elms school for their great entries into the “design a playground” competition. Over 50 wonderful designs, thank you all! Some of the ideas have been incorporated into the refurbishment taking place right now! Photographed with Councillor Angela Haydon of Hever Parish Council.

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