RAIDERS have stolen two historic 19th century candelabras from a church.

The thieves stole the two six feet tall candelabras from the St George’s Church, in Badley Hall Road, Great Bromley, some time between 8am and 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The two free standing brass candelabras stood in the Chancel area of the church.

Church warden Jenny Nicholls said: “It’s sad and shocking people would steal something from a church.

“I’d like to advise other churches to be vigilant and to be careful.”

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Rev Canon Simon Heron on 01206 230688, Mrs Nicholls on 01206230688 or Essex Police on 101.

If anyone has seen anything suspicious, they can also call Crimestoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit