Our story - the floods of 2019 and 2020
In mid-October 2019 waters from the River Lugg entered our two churches - St Mary the Virgin, Marden and St Michael & All Angels, Bodenham. Two further floods hampered recovery before Christmas, but by the beginning of February 2020 both churches were drying out well and we were hopeful of beginning the recovery operation. Then Storm Dennis hit! The resulting water levels in the church exceeded the flood levels of 1947.
Both churches have suffered damage to their floors. Bodenham’s wooden flooring is probably beyond repair and the force of water running through Marden Church lifted the tiles. Insurance will cover certain elements, but not everything. Both churches will need significant work to reduce the effects of future flooding, but in the meantime we are raising funds to get both churches back into use as quickly as possible.
For this reason we are hugely grateful to the musicians who are willingly performing for free to help with fund-raising.