In recent weeks there has been quite a lot of antisocial activity at the church: eggs and rice were thrown around the church, needles and human shit were left in the Garden of Remembrance, the church toilet was left in a mess, mugs from the kitchen ended up in the compost bin, people were trying to open doors in the admin area of the church. People were worried about some of the people coming to the church (and the fridge). There was talk of closing the church entirely for several weeks to try to stop people from viewing the church as an alternative public toilet.
Instead, the church committee has kindly decided to keep the church open and the fridge going, and instead to lock the toilet and kitchen (and, in doing so, the admin area). Also the church hours will be restricted from 9-5 to 10-4. This will allow the administrator to come in at 9:30 to an empty church, ditto the organist at 5pm.