Historic stolen silver chalice and patens recovered

St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast

St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast

A historic silver chalice and patens stolen from the library at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast on October 10 have been recovered.

The Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann, yesterday said: “Needless to say that I am delighted and relieved to hear that the stolen cathedral silver plate has been found, and that St Anne’s will have it back soon.

“These communion vessels are important to us, not for their monetary worth, which is comparatively small, but for their historic and sacramental connection with the cathedral worshipping community, and to the old St Anne’s church which stood on the site before the cathedral was built.”

A PSNI spokesman said: “Following a report from a member of the public, the silver chalice and patens reported stolen from St Anne’s Cathedral have been recovered by police, identified by staff from the cathedral and in due course will be returned to the cathedral.”


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