Silver chalice taken from Batavia church

BATAVIA, NY (WIVB) – Batavia police report that a silver chalice and other items are reported missing from St. James Episcopal Church.

The chalice, which is an important part of the church’s services, was noticed missing last weekend and since them other items appear to have been stolen as well.

Among the other items taken were a double chalice, an implement used to sprinkle holy water, an aspersorium (situla), a bucket used to hold holy water and a metal container suspended from chains in which incense is burned during worship.

There were no signs of a break in at the church.

If anyone has any information on these items please contact Batavia Police at 585-345-6350 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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