Police are appealing for information after lead was stolen from a church in Great Longstone.
Between 11.45pm and midnight on Sunday, offenders stole a large quantity of lead from the roof of Saint Giles Parish Church on Church Lane.
As officers attended the scene, thieves ran and drove off in a nearby vehicle.
Officers are urging residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity following recent thefts from Derbyshire Dales churches.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.