Lead Theft at St. Peter's On the 9th of March 2019, thanks to some visitors to St. Peter's, our Church Warden was notified that all of the lead from both the north and south aisles of the church had been stolen. The police were called and the team at St. Peter's sprung into action. Luckily the Rector's brother-in-law, Darren Godbold, is a roofing contractor and so came straight out to try and help. Due to such a large amount of lead being stolen (we think approximately 5 tonnes) there was a large area to cover and only a short space of time to do it, with storms and heavy rain forecast.
The Church Warden went into Lincoln straight away to try and get some large tarpaulins or damp proof membrane and with a fantastic response from the community in donating tarpaulins and covers, Darren and his Brother (the Rector's husband) manage to cover the roof 10 minutes before the rain started at about 12.30am. We had 3/4 of an inch overnight and so should the roof have not been covered the inside of the church would've been flooded as the downpipes from the nave run directly onto the stripped rooves. It's thought there would have been about 6 inches of water in the church if this had happened.