Six fire crews attended the blaze at the Church of the Ascension, which was built in 1869, shortly before midnight on Sunday.
The fire destroyed the roof of the church before it was brought under control by firefighters in the early hours of Monday.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are now treating the fire as arson and have released CCTV footage of a suspect in the investigation.
There were no injuries.
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A person remains unaccounted for following an explosion near a block of flats just outside Oxford city centre.
The blast, which happened in the Osney Lane and Gibbs Crescent area at about 4.45pm on Tuesday, triggered the collapse of a three-storey building. Forty firefighters fought the blaze that raged afterwards.
Three people were injured in the explosion, the cause of which remains unclear.
Several properties were evacuated and residents housed in temporary accommodation by the council.
The BSI has revised its code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.
BS 9999:2017 provides recommendations and guidance for instituting measures to control or mitigate the impact of fire, on firefighters and occupants as well as on business continuity and the environment. It applies to the design of new buildings and to material alterations, extensions and material change of use of an existing building.
The revised standard more closely aligns with existing best practice, the latest fire safety technology and BS 9990 and BS 9991, other fire standards that have recently been amended.
The standard now includes a flowchart charting steps involved in the design process, an amended clause on fire safety management to accommodate PAS 7, guidance on watermist fire suppression systems, and fresh guidance on voice alarms.
Recommendations for smoke and heat control, fire curtain barrier assemblies, mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning systems, shopping complexes and ducting have also been updated.
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