An unknown person entered the church and stole a painting.
At around 10am the following day (Saturday September 5) a man tried to sell the painting at Beverley market and was challenged by a stall holder who seized the painting.
The man trying to sell the painting is described as white man around 5ft 10ins tall with a skinny build and had a pointed nose and was wearing a distinctive yellow rimmed glasses. He was wearing jeans, black t-shirt with white writing and baseball cap.
Officers would like to identify the man who was trying to sell the picture or anyone who has any information about the theft.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 200 of 5/9/15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.