Floods hit Diocese

FLOODING looked set to continue to rise across the Oxford Diocese over the weekend.

Oxford had been badly hit, with two of the main roads into the city closed due to the water. In the middle of the floods, St Luke’s Church, off Abingdon Road, had been offered as a refuge for those homes in the surrounding area. Vicar, The Revd Jane Sherwood said: “Our church building is built 18 inches higher than the previous one to prevent flooding. We’ve offered the church as a shelter for the last few days.” Jane said St Luke’s is also working with vulnerable people in the community as they clean up homes that have been flooded. Meanwhile at St Frideswide’s on Botley Road, the electrics were not working as flood waters entered the building.

Have you been hit by the floods?Roads are closed due to flooding in Oxford If so contact Jo Duckles on jo.duckles@oxford.anglican.org or 01865 208227.

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