A HEREFORDSHIRE church is dealing with the aftermath of flooding for the fourth time since October.

St Michael’s Church in Bodenham had 12 inches of water inside the building when flooding caused by the river Lugg bursting its banks again.

Paul Roberts is the vicar of the Maund group of churches which includes Marden, another church in the group dealing with flooding again, and he said the level at Bodenham is highest in living memory.


"It is hugely frustrating for the church community, as we had only just got the building dry following the last flood before Christmas," he said.

"But we’ve been blessed by the support of our local schools who have hosted us for worship.

"Our church buildings are much loved by all those who use them, but our prayers do go out to those who have lost homes or businesses in these floods.

"People have offered support in cleaning the church and we take them up on the offer, but it has to dry out and be sanitised before we can get to grips with it."