THE extent of the devastating damage inside a well-loved church has been revealed three months after the building was ravaged by fire.

Mudeford All Saints Church has now been cleared of debris as preparation into its future rebuild begins.

As reported, the historical church became engulfed in flames on the evening of Thursday, July 14, following an electrical issue in the building.

Read more: Mudeford All Saints Church fire started with electrical issue

Members of the church pledged to rebuild the place of worship for the community. However, they have had to wait for the building to be made safe andfor the fire investigations to be completed.

Photographs of the church cleared of rubble were shared on social media last week - a sign that things could be moving forward.

Bournemouth Echo: Mudeford All Saints Church cleared of rubbleMudeford All Saints Church cleared of rubble (Image: Peter Neale)

But according to Canon Gary Philbrick, assistant archdeacon of Winchester, it’s going to be “some time yet” before a rebuild begins.

Gary said that there were several stages to get through first.

He said: “Members of the PPC (parochial church council) and I are going to visit three other churches - Timsbury, Ropley and Fleet - which have all had fires in recent years, to learn from their experiences of rebuilding.

“The next stage after that will be selecting the architect, and then moving on to the vision and planning for the rebuild.

“It’s going to be some time yet before anything is seen on the ground.”