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Anglican Church in Bermuda closes doors after heavy rains cause roof to collapse

Posted on: February 4, 2019 4:22 PM
Damage from a roof collapse at St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church in Warwick, Bermuda
Photo Credit: St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church / Facebook
Related Categories: Bermuda, Church Building, ministry

An Anglican Church on the north Atlantic island of Bermuda has been forced to close its doors after heavy rains caused the roof to collapse. But regular ministry at St Mary’s Church in Warwick, Bermuda, is continuing, with services being held in the Church Hall.

“Sadly, this week’s heavy rains brought down the ceiling in church”, an official notice on its Facebook page said. “In order to be safe we will be holding the services in the church hall until further notice.

“We are very, very sorry about this, but the repair work (inside and out) may take several weeks, and will involve extensive time, logistics and costs.”

Nobody was inside the church when the roof collapsed.

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The Diocese of Bermuda is an extra-provincial diocese in the Anglican Communion. This means that it is not part of one of the Communion’s 40 provinces. Instead, its bishop, currently Nick Dill, receives Metropolitical oversight directly from the Archbishop of Canterbury.