Regulator wrote: ↑
2 weeks ago
I think your vicar is grasping at straws. The helicopter would have had to be hovering very close to the roof - and it would have to have been in very poor repair to start with.
vicar???? If I ever decided to worship an invisible sky friend, I would not choose CofE. I like to think I'd pick something esoteric, Tibetan Buddhism or greater, but truth be told, it will be deathbed, so no time to do research - back to catholism. It was good enough for Oscar Wilde.
I think that there were tiles knocked off the roof on Saturday morning. They didn't know the cause, and put up barriers so no one was hurt. Then a parishioner suggested it may have been the police helicopter. It's being shared as a fun fact. The barriers are still up on the pavement, warning of "falling tiles", so they don't think it's the explanation.
I don't know what the explanation is. I was out and about last Friday. It wasn't windy. There was no noticeable wind at ground level from the helicopter, I doubt there was much more at church roof level. But you also prompted me to google. It doesn't seem that the Met or Thames Valley have Chinooks; indeed, I don't think any British police force does. I saw a Chinook - I'd bet it was the same one - a couple of km from home on Sunday. It was stealth black, which is not a police colour. So whatever caused it, it wasn't a police helicopter.
Rocky wrote: ↑
2 weeks ago
Does it go down as ‘an act of God’ on the insurance claim?
I don't know. The damage wrought by the lead loving parakeets was paid for by the parishioners.