All Souls Church, Dudley were initially overjoyed at the injection of much needed cash by IKEA for their Easter services and parade
However their joy was short-lived as they found that the lifesize crucifix that they had ordered included 2 identical pieces of wood and was short of 5 bolts
Father Tom O’Leary said “it just wasn’t clear from the instructions what we should do, and that was even with the help of a local Latvian who translated for us.
We should have listened to Our Saints church down the road. They fell into the same trap at Christmas. They ended up with a full size futon for a crib and breakfast stools for the kids to sit on”
IKEA have responded to say that they are very happy to fulfil the church’s needs and will send a team to put everything right once they have found some instructions in English. Their spokesman added “it was a shame that Father O’Leary didn’t put the problem into context after their disaster with B&Q last Easter. MDF just cant hack it in the rain”