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Centuries Old Church Burned Down

The Anglican All Saints' Church in Mackworth, England, burned down last night. The roof collapsed and there is "extensive" damage to the interior.

This is a village church dating from the 14th century when all England was Catholic. It is of a remarkable beauty (pictured before the fire).

The cause of the blaze is unclear. The possibility of an arson attack is being investigated.
Tesa
700 years of history gone
Ultraviolet
Speculation... Allahu Akbar.
AlexBKaiser
This was tonight
Alex A
The destroyed church, like so many other 'old' churches, were formerly Catholic property, thus it had been blessed and sanctified at some point in its early history, by a Catholic Bishop.
john333
The Anglican Church spiritually burnt down long time ago.
AlexBKaiser
Vicar Jacqueline Stober told BBC: "I'm absolutely devastated. It's a terrible thing that has happened.

"It's an absolutely beautiful church. This year we were planning on celebrating its 700th anniversary but we had to delay that because of Covid.

"I can guarantee that worship has happened here for a thousand years and there will be, in some form or other, worship here for the next one thousand…More
Vicar Jacqueline Stober told BBC: "I'm absolutely devastated. It's a terrible thing that has happened.

"It's an absolutely beautiful church. This year we were planning on celebrating its 700th anniversary but we had to delay that because of Covid.

"I can guarantee that worship has happened here for a thousand years and there will be, in some form or other, worship here for the next one thousand years."

Local auctioneer Charles Hanson said he was "gutted" at learning of the blaze.

He tweeted: "I married here, loved ones are buried here. It has witnessed so much, survived so much, until this.

"I hope [it was] not a cruel act of arson."