We have to let you know that unfortunately we had some unwelcome people come to the service at St Laurence on 9th October after they had visited Mancetter Church earlier and they made away with £100 from the collection plates, much much of it from the one for the Salvation Army. We have to thank God that no one was hurt and that there was not more taken.

We have to say Thank You so much to those who helped and supported us it is greatly appreciated.

Many of you have come up with useful snippets of information which have been passed to the police.

It is such a shame that so many of you felt uncomfortable in church and felt you had to leave as soon as you could. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and we will have to learn from this.

The PCC will be discussing what we do for the future regarding giving.

Thank you to all who have said how much was given. While not a sum we would want to lose, but it could have been worse.