A BURGLARY at what is believed to be the tallest parish church
in England, St Botolph's, in Boston, has been described as
"devastating" by the Team Rector, Canon Alyson Buxton.
Money from donation boxes and memorial candles at the church
-known locally as "the Stump" - were stolen some time between 4.30
p.m. on 9 April and 6 a.m. the next morning.
In December, damage estimated at tens of thousands of pounds was
caused when the largest North Sea tidal surge for more than half a
century flooded the church (News, 13 December).
Canon Buxton said: "They don't realise it's not our money they
are taking: it's the town's money; it's the people that have
donated to the church, and those that have lit candles for their
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police confirmed: "The offender
broke into St Botolph's church via a window on the west side of the
building, and took the cash."
Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police by
dialling 101 and quoting incident number 47 of 10 April.