Church vandalism shameful
To the Editor,
When I came to live in Haliburton in 1999 I noticed the church parking lots were full on a Sunday. As the years went by, it became clear that the houses of worship here were part of the social as well as faith fabric of the community.
One church that stood out was the now 111 year old stone St. Peters Anglican on Maple Lake. Apart from being an attractive building built with skill by an English stonemason, it spoke of the continuity of life and faith in the country.
On June 12 the congregation there arrived for Morning Prayer to find the church had been vandalized. The altar cross, candles and Communion set had been stolen along with other items and some interior damage was done.
In order for those responsible to attack the venerable house of worship. someone has to have failed. Was it a lack of home instruction by parents of those responsible, or sadly a change in lifestyle in the wider community?
As a result of this mean spirited act, citizens of the county must feel a sense of loss and a diminishing of their well being.