Churches in Manchester and Lincoln suffered the maximum number of lead theft cases over the last one year.
Figures released by specialist church insurers Ecclesiastical showed that Churches in Manchester suffered more than 90 cases of metal thefts.
Churches in Lincoln made over 70 insurance claims for lead theft, while Lichfield diocese made more than 60 insurance claims over the same one year period.
In all, Ecclesiastical received 1,484 metal theft insurance claims over the last year. The insurer will have to bear more than 3 million pounds in costs.