DRONE footage has revealed the charred ruins of a 140-year-old Grade II listed church and a once popular night spot.

The Bethel Community Church in Stow Hill, Newport, was devastated by a fire which spread from the empty Zanzibar nightclub next door on Friday, June 15.

A total of 83 fire fighters, 10 fire engines, five water bowsers, two aerial ladders, a hydraulic platform, an incident command unit and three supporting appliances battled through the night to bring the blaze under control.

The pastor of the church, Andrew Cleverley, has vowed to rebuild, but in the meantime the congregation has moved to the nearby Havelock Street Presbyterian Church.

Drone footage, supplied by Mark Hawes of DragonFly Drone, shows the devastation left behind after the fire.

Huge piles of rubble can be seen inside teh church, with the roof completely destroyed following the fire.

Following the fire Gwent Police said two people were arrested on suspicion of arson offences.

The two people have since been released under investigation.