News by email Donate

Suggestions

Top Stories

Most Read

Popular Videos

Lenham Cross fire banner.jpg
Alamy
Lenham Cross fire.jpg
Alamy
World News

New images reveal giant cross escaped fire damage

by Marcus Jones

While wildfires across the UK created by last month's heat wave caused widespread problems, new images have revealed how a giant cross managed to escape damage.

Lenham Cross in Kent, which was built as a memorial for those killed in World War One, is seen in the picture next to acres of burnt land.

It's unknown why the fire stopped at that point,

It comes weeks after a similar situation in London where a church yard and surrounding area was destroyed by fire but the church itself remained untouched by the blaze.

Rev Elise Peterson from St Mary and St Peter's Church in Wennington labelled the incident a "miracle".

Speaking to Premier, she said: "The fire went almost entirely around the church, but didn't touch the church walls." 

She added that it was bittersweet knowing the homes of many locals had been destroyed.

Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us

Related Articles

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate