David Lavender, Minister at the Darlington Street Methodist Church, has outlined the damage after more than fifty firefighters were needed to tackle a large fire at the building in Wolverhampton City Centre last night.
The blaze has left the centre of the building unsafe, whilst the church itself has suffered smoke damage but should be useable again by Tuesday.
Mr Lavender described how the blaze is a 'serious blow' to the community, as it caused damage to the following areas:
The main church office
The offices of the Wolverhampton Asian Christian Fellowship
The main hall used by the Asian Christian Fellowship