116-year-old church in St. Phillips, N.L. steeple toppled by vandals

116 year-old steeple toppled by vandals

116 year-old steeple toppled by vandals

ST. PHILLIP’S, N.L. — A 116-year-old church in Newfoundland is without its steeple after someone managed to topple it.

It appears the steeple’s support posts were cut during the night and a nylon rope was tied to a vehicle that pulled the structure to the ground.

A resident said he saw three men outside the church early in the morning and heard “construction-type” noises.

Town council held an emergency meeting Wednesday and voted unanimously to seek heritage designation for the old church and to offer a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest.