Mansfield’s Church of God of Prophecy fights back after vandal attack

MEMBERS of a Mansfield church and community centre are fighting back after one of its stained glass windows was damaged by vandals.

The Church of God of Prophecy, on Woodhouse Road, is holding a fun family event to raise enough cash to carry out repairs.

It follows an attack earlier this month when one of the building’s windows was targeted over the weekend.

Church member Leonora Rubio-Bates said the congregation first became aware of the vandalism during a Sunday service on 14th August.

“It must have happened Friday or Saturday night because that was the first time we noticed it,” she said.

“It was very disappointing to see. Why would someone target a church and a community of people who only try to help others?

“I don’t know what motivated them to be honest but it was the week of the riots elsewhere in the country so I am not sure if it was motivated by that.”

The church is also known as the Christian Community Centre and is a venue for a host of community events.

“We haven’t got the funding to replace the window so we thought we would hold a jumble sale to raise some money for it,” Leonora said. “There will be games, a tombola, hair braiding, nail art and hot and cold food.”

The event takes place on 24th September from 1.30-5.30pm at the church.