From abc.net.au 23rd February 2014
Historic St Barnabas church in Bathurst destroyed by suspicious fire
A historic church in the New South Wales town of Bathurst has been destroyed by a fire police are treating as suspicious.
Neighbours reported seeing smoke coming from the Bathurst’s St Barnabas church around 1:30am (AEST) this morning.
Police say by the time firefighters arrived the unoccupied building was engulfed in flames.
Officers have seized a car which was allegedly seen in the vicinity of the church around the time of the fire.
Police say the vehicle was found at a nearby home and that the owner consented to it being taken for forensic investigation.
Authorities say the blaze took several hours to be brought under control.