Posts Tagged ‘Church Fire’

Man charged over blaze that gutted St Simon’s church in Glasgow

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

St Simon’s Catholic Church in Partick Bridge Street, Glasgow was destroyed in the blaze in the early hours of the morning on 28 July. Police Scotland said a 24-year-old man had been charged with wilful fire-raising. One person was assisted from the building during the fire and given precautionary treatment at the scene. Det Insp Read more

Anglicans celebrate Eucharist in Catholic cathedral

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Last Sunday Dunedin’s Anglicans celebrated their Confirmation Eucharist in St Joseph’s Catholic cathedral after a fire damaged St Paul’s Anglican cathedral earlier in the week. Almost immediately after the fire, two Anglican inner-city churches – All Saints’ Dunedin North and St Matthew’s –  reached out with offers for St Paul’s to join them for worship Read more

Quick action saves Taranaki church from ‘suspicious’ fire

Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Quick action by bystanders and nearby fire crews limited the damage from a fire that broke out at a South Taranaki church on Thursday morning. The fire in a back porch of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, on Stanners St, Eltham, is being treated as suspicious. About 9 am, smoke was spotted coming out of the Read more

Another French cathedral likely victim of arson

Monday, July 20th, 2020

A weekend fire in a French cathedral may have been started deliberately. A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at Nantes historic St Peter and St Paul cathedral. Nantes’ public prosecutor, Pierre Sennès, says the fire appears to have started from three different spots in the cathedral: one at the level Read more

Accelerant used in blaze that destroyed Mt Eden church hall

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A liquid accelerant was mostly likely used to start a fire that damaged a historic Mt Eden church hall beyond repair, an investigation has concluded. A report by Fire and Emergency NZ, released to the Herald on Sunday under the Official Information Act, has classified the fire as “incendiary”. “The cause of this fire is Read more

Another Latter-Day Saints buildings hit by suspicious fire

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A fire in Greymouth on Wednesday morning was the second suspicious blaze at a Latter Day Saints church building in as many days. Firefighters were called about 2.15am to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Main South Rd, Greymouth, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokesman Mau Barbara said. Read more

Mormon church building in Christchurch damaged in suspicious fire

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Firefighters were called to a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building on Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, about 2.15am on Monday, Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman Brent Dunn said. It was being treated as suspicious and a fire investigator would be at the scene on Monday to determine the cause, Dunn said. Read more

Church fire spares all the Bibles and crosses

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

A church fire which badly damaged the building spared every bible and cross inside. The US Fire Department was called to the blaze at Freedom Ministries Church in the US state of Virginia on Sunday. “Though odds were against us, God was not,” the fire department wrote. Read more

Congregation burns down its own church

Monday, April 30th, 2018

A Church in Asheboro  North Carolina went up in flames last Friday. The fire was a controlled burn set by firefighters. in 2008 Providence Baptist Church was given the property by the remnants of Gospel Chapel Baptist Church. But Pastor Eric Johnson believes toxic mould in the church has caused him to suffer permanent nerve damage Read more

Chapel rises out of the ashes in the Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

St Theresa’s Chapel at Bethlehem has risen from the ashes of a fire which destroyed the old Catholic church two years ago. A big community celebration took place on Sunday place when Bishop Steve Lowe opened the new $400,000 chapel. Look at photos on Facebook Sited next to Hangarau Marae, the chapel’s simple lines are Read more