Wayne Hupman says the bell was stolen sometime between Saturday and Wednesday of last week, and the RCMP were called after it was discovered missing.
The bell weighed over 100 pounds, so Hupman says it would not have been an easy thing to take. It was also bolted into a concrete pad where the church once stood. Hupman says it may have some monetary value as scrap, however it had far more value to the community.
He figures the thieves were likely after the metal, since nothing else was damaged or taken from the site.
The bell came from the All Saints Anglican Church, which was used for worship from 1861-2000. The church was torn down several years ago, however with the graveyard in back it had to remain in church hands.
The bell from the church was saved, and was on Hupman’s property for several years until it was moved to its current location at the former church site.
Last year, the Anglican diocese and former members dedicated the bell in memory of the church.
Queens RCMP are investigating, and say that a black truck was seen in the area on April 22 in the evening.
Anyone with information can contact the RCMP at 354-5721, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477