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Holy table destroyed but Barbadian fire fighters save church after arson attack

Posted on: July 30, 2018 3:38 PM
An archive photo of St Martin’s Anglican Church in the St Philips parish of Barbados, showing the holy table which was destroyed in an arson attack yesterday (Sunday).
Photo Credit: St Martin’s Church via Facebook
Related Categories: Barbados, fire, West Indies

Arsonists have destroyed the holy table, two kneeling stools and a prayer book in an attack on a church in Barbados; but the island’s fire fighters prevent the blaze causing significant damage to the rest of the Church. The fire was started between 11.30 am and midday AST (3.30 pm to 4 pm) yesterday (Sunday) at St Martin’s Church in the Parish of St Philips.

Eight fire fighters on two fire engines attended the blaze and swiftly bought it under control.

Officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force have launched an investigation and are asking anybody with information to contact them.

St Martin’s Church was built in 1859 to replace an earlier chapel on the same site and is something of an icon for the area as it can be seen for miles around.