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Moorland church to reopen two years after the Somerset floods

Moorland Church will open for it's first regular service on Sunday Credit: ITV News

A Somerset church is set to reopen this weekend for it's first regular service since the devastating floods nearly two years ago. The flood-damaged church of St John and St Peter in Moorland will reopen for regular worship on Sunday at 2pm.

The church was forced to close after it suffered damage in the flooding of 2013/14.

After extensive repairs, brought about through the generous giving of time and money by so many, the church will open its doors to worshippers once again at a special service of celebration and thanks.


'Do it yourself flood bags' handed out to flood prone homes

Do it yourself flood bags handed out to flood prone homes Credit: ITV News

Volunteers have been giving out special flood packs to owners of flood prone homes on the Somerset Levels.

The packs include giant waterproof bags to protect belongings, do it yourself sand bags and were given out in Moorland and Burrowbridge.

They've been put together by The Somerset Emergency Volunteers to help prevent damage like what was seen in the floods 2 years ago.

Levels flood victim finally moves back home today

Bryony Sadler surveying the damage last winter. Credit: ITV News

Flood victim Bryony Sadler will finally move back into her house on the Somerset Levels today.

Bryony and her family were forced to leave their home in the flooded village of Moorland in February.

ITV will be following the family as they move back in - and we will bring you their story on our programme tonight at 6pm.


Family heartbreak at flooded home sale

A Somerset family say at least they'll be able to sleep at night after their flood hit home was sold at auction for around half its former value.

The bungalow and stables, set in 3 and a half acres at Moorland, need thorough refurbishment after weeks underwater. The property sold this morning for a £175,000.

Christine and Carroll Gray spoke to us after the auction this morning:

First church service held at Moorland since floods

First church service held at Moorland since floods Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A service is being held in a Somerset parish church for the first time since massive floods devastated the area. Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Moorland this afternoon to mark Easter Sunday. It's around 3 months since homes were flooded and for many the clean up continues.

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