FRIDAY, MAY 4: A church is appealing to the public to help track down a stolen sign.
The hand-painted wooden sign was taken from the entrance to St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in South Road, Smith’s, on April 21.
The 4ft x 2ft handmade sign was painted by a member of the congregation as a gift to the church two years ago.
It depicts the cross and lilies and says ‘Easter Blessings’.
The church is now asking for the sign to be returned, “no questions asked”.
Reverend Father Paul Voisin said: “It was there on the Saturday evening and the next morning it was gone.
“It is very attractive and colourful. It has been nice for us at Easter to have something outside in addition to the flowers inside the church.
“As we are in Easter season we would have left it up until Pentecost, but someone came during the night and thought they had a better use for it.
“We even had wires holding it in place to steady it in the wind.
“We are hoping someone will find it or the person who took it will realize we are missing it and have the heart to return it.”
If you have any information about its whereabouts, contact 236-3128.