Hastings church flagpole snapped in half by Storm Katie

Christ Church Blacklands' flagpole before Storm Katie snapped it in half
Christ Church Blacklands' flagpole before Storm Katie snapped it in half

A church flagpole in Hastings succumbed to Storm Katie’s high winds and snapped in half on Monday (March 28).

Christ Church Blacklands’ pole flew St George’s flag on Easter Sunday but was in two the following day.

The cross outside Blacklands church

The cross outside Blacklands church

Some of the church bell ringers went up on the tower parapet and secured the broken pole due to fears it could fall from the tower.

Priest Charlie Hill said: “We are very grateful to tower captain Stephen Harvey and the bell ringers who worked with him to resolve a dangerous situation.”

However the cross outside the Laton Road church survived the storm.

It was erected at the beginning of Lent by church member Paul Cabban and was decorated with flowers by Slimming World members who meet in the church hall.

The cross was decorated by Slimming World members

The cross was decorated by Slimming World members

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