A GREENOCK church building was badly damaged by thieves who ripped out copper piping.
Westburn Parish Church, on Nelson Street, was broken into between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Copper piping was targeted resulting in serious damage to all toilet and kitchen areas, with sinks smashed and fittings ripped out.
Further damage was done in other areas of the building because of water flowing out of the pipes. Windows were broken and there was other vandalism.
Minister the Rev Karen Harbison said: “Members of the congregation are upset that the building was targeted in this way and that all the preparations made to open the buildings for worship and other groups and organisations after lockdown, will now be delayed as repairs take place.
“The congregation will work hard to make sure that the buildings are able to welcome people from the community as soon as possible.”