Published Sunday, 04 November 2012
Young and old were targeted. (© UTV)
It happened between 5pm and 5.45pm in the Donegall Street area on Saturday night.
Police said the items were taken from a hall attached to the premises - with the victims aged between seven and 89 years old.
Very Reverend John Mann, Dean of Belfast, said there has been anger that a religious venue has been targeted, as well as sadness.
He said: "Naturally I reacted with the thought 'how could this happen at a place of worship?'
At the service on Sunday morning, talk amongst parishioners was dominated by the news
One man said: "How anyone could live with themselves after entering a place of worship and committing theft is unbelievable."
A woman added: "About six weeks ago the ladies got money taken out of their handbags - I'm disgusted that it's happening."
"There is a lot of sadness about why somebody is doing something like this."
Police are investigating the thefts.
They have asked anyone with more information to come forward.
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