Investigation begins after an early morning structure fire at a church in Wesleyville

On Saturday April 3, 2021, at approximately 5:40 am, the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a reported fire at the Old Wesleyville United Church located on Lakeshore Road approximately 10 kilometers west of the town of Port Hope. 

The Municipality of Port Hope Fire Department were at the location to quickly extinguish the blaze that has significantly damaged the interior of the structure near the entrance. 

The Office of the Fire Marshal has been contacted and will be attending to investigate.

The scene is currently being held by the OPP as the circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist with this investigation is encouraged to contact the Northumberland OPP at 1 888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 and not have to appear in court. You can also submit information online at

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