‘Fantabulous’ news as West Yorkshire church re-opens two years after flood

Posted Oct 27, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A church in West Yorkshire is to be rededicated by the archbishop of York, John Sentamu, next weekend, almost two years after it was severely damaged after being engulfed in 1.2 meter-high flood water. Saint Michael’s Church in Mytholmroyd was one of 3,000 buildings – including more than 2,000 homes – in the Calder Valley damaged when the area was flooded on Boxing Day in 2015. The damage caused by the flood was estimated at £150 million GBP. Since the flooding, the congregation held services in the town’s cricket club before being invited to share the building of the local Good Shepherd Roman Catholic church.

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