From CHRISTIAN TODAY:
A series of senseless thefts have cast a shadow over the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle. The cathedral opened a floral exhibition and put on several musical performances and a fashion show over the holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s 60-year reign. However, cathedral officials have been left disappointed by the theft of items from the floral exhibits, including military medals, map making instruments and a vintage flying scarf.
The Rev Canon Sheila Bamber described the thefts as “outrageous”.
“These displays were designed to be part of the celebration of a great occasion in our nation’s life and stealing from them is a wanton act of selfishness and blatant disregard for anyone else. I simply can't understand what makes anyone stoop so low as to steal items that have very little monetary value but to their owners are priceless in term of sentimental value. These thieves have just wandered in wilfully and spoil other people's parties and celebrations. It's not on," she said.