The Eritrean community had built a church in the very first month of the camp, in March 2015, but a month later the building was set alight by a fallen candle and burned down. The church bell was all that could be salvaged. Financial assistance from a Catholic church in Calais enabled them to start building a new church almost immediately. This striking building was located at the centre of the camp. On Sundays, the church services continued for hours.