News Archive 

Site Search
Twitter-button  facebookbutton

 

Sign up for our
free e-newsletter


Send us your latest local news and events

 Latest News 
Loading...

Massive blaze at Mount Zion church

ZionFireCrossOne of Norwich’s biggest churches was severely damaged last night by a blaze that engulfed the whole building.
Up to 100 firefights from across Norfolk tackled the fire at the Mount Zion Family Life Centre on Heartsease Lane in Norwich.

But church leaders have responded to the blaze by saying that the church is about people and not a building and they already looking to the future.

Some 15 fire engines plus support units attended the blaze which quickly took hold of the timber-framed building.

Steve Mawston, one of the church’s leaders who attended the scene, told the Eastern Daily Press: "I got a call to come to the church at around 10pm and when I got here I was just shocked. It felt so surreal seeing the church going up in flames in this way.

Steve said the building had been closed for the night from about 9.45pm.

"It is a great tragedy what has happened here tonight but my feeling is that this will bring our church closer together and it will make us stronger,” he said.

"We believe we still have a great future. Our church is not a building - it is about people.

"We still have a lot to achieve and I know that we will all go forward from here."

 

Pictured is the cross on the top of the Family Life Centre engulfed by flames.


Do you appreciate our service and stories?

The Network Norwich & Norfolk website has been published for over 13 years now and we have an established team of professional journalists covering the activities, organisations and churches which make up the county’s Christian community. Our whole purpose is to support that community by daily providing accurate, unbiased stories and features.

To pay for that service, we rely on our partner organisations, advertisers and readers to, in turn, support us financially. We want to keep the website free for everyone to access and continue to be able to pay for writers to produce the content you can enjoy every day.

We would like to ask you to consider supporting our work and suggest you might want to make a small regular donation of just £1 a week and become one of our 100 Friends, or a larger one-off or annual amount.

Because we are part of a registered charity we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donations if you are a tax-payer.

Click here to fill out a standing order form and to add an extra 25% for free via Gift Aid

Click below to donate instantly via a credit or debit card or Paypal


 Recommended reading 

 

email envelope

Read more stories like this... Register to receive our bi-weekly email newsletter

Network Norwich and Norfolk > News Archive > 2006 news archive > Massive blaze at Mount Zion church

 Norfolk services........ 

 Accommodation......... 


Loading...