The theft was only discovered after workmen went to do repairs to a leak on the roof.
Councillor Patricia Logue said
I would urge anyone with information about this despicable act at the Long Tower chapel to contact the police straight away.
In the last few years we have seen a rise in the number of lead thefts from homes and businesses across the city .We have also seen schools in particular being targeted by these gangs with the repair bills running into tens of thousands of pounds.
Obviously whoever is behind these thefts see our schools, homes and now chapels as easy targets. It’s very hard to keep a 24 hour watch on these buildings but if people do see anything they should contact the PSNI or local representatives.