Vandalism in the Churchyard

Health and Safety Measures followed by vandalism

What turns this:

Into this:

The Parochial Church Council must according to guidance from our insurers (Ecclesiastical Insurance Group) conduct an annual survey of gravestones and identify those that are in need of attention, marking them accordingly. It must also place a notice in the local press. It seems that this is also a way of attracting vandals.

Such a shame. The grave above identifies the last resting place of The Revd Theophilus Rees – 14 years Vicar of St Mellons and no doubt a faithful servant of The Lord.