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Lightning jolts church

Carlos Atwell

Lightning jolts church

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ST CATHERINE’S ANGLICAN Church in St Philip was struck by lightning on Tuesday, damaging parts of the physical structure as well as the electrical and telephone systems.
When a DAILY NATION team arrived yesterday, several people were on the scene, including priest-in-charge Reverend Ryan Boyce, Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley, building advisor for St Catherine’s Church, Nowell Bascombe, and rural dean for St Philip and Christ Church, Reverend Austin Carrington.
Boyce, who started a month’s holiday yesterday, said the lightning strike damaged the bell tower and the roof and caused a small fire in the vestry.
“I am on vacation, but the severity of the matter is one where I felt I had to oversee,” said Boyce, who has been in charge of the church for the past two years.