Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria is celebrating the return of artifacts stolen earlier this week.
At a press conference on Friday, May 17, Dean Logan McMenamie thanked police for returning the items that were, according to a report in the Victoria Times Colonist, turned in by an anonymous person on Thursday night, May 16. The investigation is ongoing, and few details were released.
The missing items include antique coins, gold and silver chalices, a communion plate and a long-handled mote spoon with a sieved bowl, used before the era of teabags to strain loose leaves from freshly brewed tea. Some of the antiques dated back to the 17th century, and collectively were thought to be worth more than $10,000.