Arsonists targeted a church yard in Langley Green in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday May 22).
A Crawley fire crew was called to the church in Langley Drive just before 1am.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue confirmed timber and building materials had been used to create the fire at the rear of the church.
Sussex Police confirmed the fire was some distance from the building and there was no damage to it.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact police on 101 quoting 0065 of 22/5.