This is St Joseph's Church, Cockermouth, seen here in happier times. Over the weekend there were no Masses at the church because of the recent flooding. On Saturday the Bishop issued a message to those affected by the floods, promising his prayers and saying that he is working to keep informed of the current situation in the affected areas. You can read the full message on the diocesan website - click here (pdf format). Next weekend at all Masses in the Cathedral parish there will be a collection for those affected by the floods in our Diocese, and the proceeds will be sent to the most severely affected areas.