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Priest's Van Dyke painting windfall 'to be spent on church'

Father Jamie Macleod, who unknowingly bought a Van Dyck portrait for just £400, says he will spend any profit from its upcoming auction on re-hanging the bells at a retreat house he runs in Derbyshire.

The bells would form one part of the priest's wish to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

The painting, which was identified earlier this year on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, is expected to sell for about £500,000 later this year.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 30 May.

  • 30 May 2014