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| 29th November 2004 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 39 times | Liked 0 times

29 November
Nov 29
29th November 2004

Cause of fire revealed as electrical fault.  

A site investigation and inspection was carried out today of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Stornoway, by Diocesan Officials together with representatives of the insurers, architects and police. Following this inspection, the cause of the fire which destroyed the building on Friday 26 November is now thought to have been an electrical fault. The police have ruled out any wilful or malicious action in connection with the incident and believe that an electrical fault in a roof void caused the blaze.  

Reacting to the report, Bishop Ian Murray said;  

"I am grateful to the police and fire services for their hasty response to the fire itself and to the investigation into its cause. Our architect and insurers are confident that the building can be reinstated on the same site and work will shortly begin to clear the site prior to reconstruction. The cost of rebuilding is expected to be around £500,000 with costs being met by our insurers. It is hoped that the new building will be completed in time for Christmas 2005."  

Bishop Murray added;  

"On behalf of the Parish Priest and parishioners of Holy Redeemer, I extend my thanks to all those who over the last three days have offered their support and prayers to Stornoway's catholic community, especially those who have offered alternative accommodation. It is heartening to know that in adversity hope continues to triumph."  

ENDS  

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org  

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