**Updated** Mounties investigate church vandalism in Watt Section

**Updated at 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2017**

Police are investigating a case of vandalism at a church in the Sheet Harbour area.

Mounties say a member of the congregation arrived at the church in Watt Section on Monday to decorate for Christmas.

They discovered that the front door had been forced open and several items, including hymn books and alter items, had been lit on fire.

Police say the fire appeared to extinguish itself, resulting in minimal damage to the church, which was built in the 1800s.

It's believed the incident happened sometime between Nov. 12 and Dec. 4.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.