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Bishop James sends message of support to those affected by flooding

As flooding continues to affect many areas of Cumbria, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome has issued the following statement.

The Bishop of Carlisle, The Rt Revd James NewcomeBishop James said: “The last 24 hours have seen unprecedented weather conditions which have brought hardship to many living in Cumbria due to flooding.

“I live in Keswick so have seen for myself the terrible problems that this storm has created and fully sympathise with those affected.

“We must continue to pray for all these people and for all the emergency service personnel and volunteers who are working so hard to ensure people are safe and that properties are protected as much as they can be.

“Unfortunately, Cumbria has been hit by similar flood conditions in 2005 and 2009. On both occasions we saw communities rally together to provide mutual support and church families of all denominations extend the Christian hand of love and support to those who needed help.

“I appreciate how difficult the current conditions are but am confident that once again our churches will be providers of practical support and prayer.”




For further information please contact Dave Roberts, Diocesan Communications Manager on 07469 153658, 01228 815401 or at

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