Today, mercifully, it is bright and clear - a welcome change from recent weather. Yesterday it rained for most of the day, though not as heavily as we've come to expect! This photograph dates from a couple of weeks ago. Taken from Cathedral House, it shows the edge of the car park and Balmoral Road (temporarily turned into a river). Lancaster has been fortunate compared to some parts of the country, however, and the 500 or so regular Mass-goers of the parish have collected £1340 to be sent to help those in some of the worst-affected areas. Let's hope that the extreme weather is now behind us.