Police have arrested a male on suspicion of assault and criminal damage following an incident in which a female secretary in her 70s was left badly shaken.
The woman was allegedly confronted at the parochial house at All Saints Church in Ballymena on Thursday afternoon.
Police said yesterday: "We would like to thank the members of the public for their timely information and assistance in relation to this matter".
On Thursday night, a priest had told of his shock at the "very distressing" incident in which a secretary was assaulted at a parochial house by a man demanding money.
Fr Paddy Delargy, the parish priest of the Kirkinriola Parish in Ballymena, said the man also broke a table and flung flower pots beside All Saints Church on the town's Broughshane Road around 4pm on Thursday.
He said the secretary had been in the job for a long time and was "very, very professional and very competent and someone who could be deeply disturbed by this".