Arson attack on St John the Evangelist church

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: January 1, 2024

Fire was set on St John the Evangelist church in Enfield. Forty firefighters were needed to extinguish the fire. It has been confirmed by the police that this was an arson attack. The fire started by the high altar and damaged stained-glass windows and artefacts.

The church has reported "extensive" damage and has announced that the church service had to be moved to the parish centre. The church is known for its community outreach and work with refugees. 

Sources: Enfield IndependentThe Standard, Yahoo News, Church Times, Church Times pgweb

Image: pgweb