June 11, 2019 4.09 pm This story is over 29 months old

Imps’ trophy photo op to help theft-hit church

Lead was previously stolen from local church’s roofs

A village church targeted by thieves will raise vital funds for repairs through a photo opportunity for Lincoln City fans.

As previously reported, Reverend Canon Andrew Vaughan, the priest in charge of the Swinderby groups of churches and also the Club Chaplain at Lincoln City, said work costing around £20,000 was needed to reline two church roofs after a spate of alleged thefts near Lincoln.

Lincoln City Football Club are helping North Scarle Church – a Grade One listed building – raise funds by allowing fans to visit the church to have their photo taken with the League Two trophy.

Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the trophy at North Scarle Church between 4pm and 7pm on Monday, June 17.

Each photo taken by the professional photographer will require a small donation to the church. This will go towards helping the building and repair works on the roof.

In March 2019 lead was taken from roofs of All Saints Church in Eagle, All Saints Church in North Scarle and St Peter’s Church in Navenby. Police launched an investigation at the time to establish whether the incidents were linked.

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