Press release: Church celebrations continue despite equipment theft

A Cannock church has celebrated its first birthday despite the theft of hundreds of pounds of audio equipment.

Members of CreateChurch:Cannock, who worship at the Electric Palace Picture House, discovered the break-in when they arrived to set up for the service on Sunday morning. They found that two JBL speakers worth around £700 had been taken from a storage room at the cinema. The thieves also made off with a number of tools being used to renovate the cinema.

Despite the theft, the congregation continued with the church’s birthday celebrations, accompanied by acoustic guitars instead of the usual band.

Church leader Steve Graham said: “Music is a big part of what we do at Create so to walk in and find someone had stolen something so integral to us was really disappointing. Thankfully we were able to get a bit “creative” and carried on regardless.”

The celebrations will continue with an open mic night on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:30pm at Caffe del Nino in High Green Court. All are welcome.

Steve added: “This is a great opportunity for us to use some of the skills we have to have a laugh and get to know some of the other people in Cannock who enjoy playing or listening to live music. This is an event for everyone and really has very little to do with traditional organised church.”

CreateChurch:Cannock meets from 10am every Sunday at the Electric Palace Picture House. They also organise the popular cinema club which takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

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