Cornish parish prays for flood victims

 A special Mass was celebrated in Tintagel, north Cornwall on Monday for victims of the flash floods that have devastated the area. Many parishioners from the Catholic church of St Paul the Apostle were caught up in the deluge. One family Boscastle had to swim to safety when their home was washed away. Another was stranded for hours when a footbridge collapsed. The church is at the centre of the official disaster area where rescue workers are searching through the wreckage of homes for missing people. At the time of posting up this news no casuaties have been reported. Parish priest Fr Bryan Storey said: "I have been inundated with phone calls from people all over the country offering help for those affected by the floods. It has hit our Catholic parish hard as many of our congregations live in Boscastle, Crackington Haven and Camelford. We will be remembering all those affected in our prayers." (Many thanks to Myke and Miriam for sending this report. Hope you all escaped the deluge?)

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