CCTV installed to protect church against vandalism


A local resident and business owner in Lymm has donated CCTV cameras to St Mary’s Church after learning of reported vandalism and damage to the building.  

Benches and decorative white urns situated in the porch of the church building have been damaged and people are suspected of using drugs on the site too. 

Rector at St Mary’s, Lymm, the Revd Beverley Jameson, has reported the suspected criminal activity to the police. She says it is regrettable that the church has had to take the step of installing CCTV cameras and prays that they will deter any further damage.  

She says: “To see our church damaged and disrespected was very distressing to our congregation and many members of the wider Lymm community. We have the appropriate permissions and policies in place and the cameras are operational to record activity around the church. We will have evidence to pass onto the police should any future vandalism occur. It is regrettable that we’ve had to take this step and I pray that the presence of the CCTV cameras around the church will deter any further damage.” 

Paul Widdrington, Managing Director DSIS Solutions contacted the church and offered to provide CCTV cameras at no cost to the church.  

He says: “It is sad that a mindless minority can cause these issues anywhere, let alone a church. Let’s hope the cameras deter any further vandalism.” 

St Mary’s Lymm has severe financial challenges to maintain the church building and the church hall in the coming years, including the installation of gates to the porch. St Mary’s church has always been at the heart of the community and the church building is import to people of faith and of no faith in Lymm.  

Beverley says: “I cannot express highly enough, to Paul and everyone at DSIS Solution, my thanks and the thanks of everyone at St Mary’s for this generous donation which will protect the church in the future. It goes to show that the wonderful community of Lymm cares and supports one another.” 

Paul Widdrington and the Revd Beverley Jameson inside the porch at St Mary's, Lymm

Page last updated: 13th Aug 2019 11:49 AM