Fire destroys church in Whitby

All Saints Anglican is on Dundas St. in Whitby, not far from where my PMI meetings take place. In fact, I turned right at the corner where it stands on Saturday. The building is over 140 years old. Early this morning, it was gutted by a fire that looks to be deliberately set.

Some very dramatic video of the fire to be seen here.

I may eventually go by to see the damage. This is the worst kind of ruin of all–death by neglect or accident has a slightly romantic veneer to it, but purposeful destruction of a building cherished by its people is a tragedy.