Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for a silver chalice which has been stolen from a Barnsley church.
The goblet, which is worth around £250, was last used at Sunday Mass at Our Lady and St James Church in West Street, Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley, on August 11.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the cup was returned to its usual place following the service - but the Deacon then discovered it was missing a week later while preparing for Sunday mass last weekend.
The force spokeswoman told The Star £80 in cash had also been stolen from the church.
She said: “There were no signs of forced entry to the church, but it is believed a spare key to the safe had been used, and is still missing.”
The chalice is silver with a hexagonal base and a crucifix at the base of the cup.
It is similar to the one pictured above.
The spokeswoman added: “South Yorkshire Police have released photos of a similar looking chalice from the church, and are asking the public to be on the lookout for anybody who may be trying to sell the chalice, or for any information that may help the investigation.”
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the chalice is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.
Call 101 and quote incident number 1,084 of August 17.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.