Canada news briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Published January 1, 2001


New Westminster church firebombed

St. Dunston’s Church in Aldergrove, B.C., in the diocese of New Westminster, sustained more than $200,000 in damage after a Halloween firebombing and will likely have to be rebuilt. After the fire, Sunday service attendance at a nearby school increased, said Rev. Beverly Stewart, the rector (shown in photograph.)

During the first Sunday service following the fire, members of a local Mennonite church brought food and a cheque for $1,100.

The church had severe smoke and fire damage. Firefighters were able to save the church floor structure and the church hall in the basement.

Damage is covered by a diocesan fire insurance policy, which is expected to cover replacement costs.

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