Storm Eunice took some tiles off the roof of the Pro-Cathedral of St Augustine, Painters Forstal, Kent. Not many but with more rain and strong winds forecast the congregation were concerned about getting repairs done as soon as possible. Before Mass on Sexagesima Sunday, a lot of dust and small debris had to be cleaned up in the Sanctuary.
After the coffee hour, as the Bishop was leaving, a local Roofer pulled up across the road to replace a neighbour’s tile. Asking them if they could take a look at the Church roof, the Bishop was delighted by their immediate offer to repair the roof, which took only 30 minutes or so. The Bishop took to Social Media on both the Church’s Facebook page and that of the Painters Forstal Village to say thank you to Louis Cole – the Roofer.