Residents of a sleepy market town in Worcestershire, England, got a rude awakening when the Diocese of New Westminster fell to earth early this morning.
|Pershore High Street|
The piece of space junk crashed onto Pershore’s Church Walk, near the toney farming community’s historic abbey, narrowly missing cars and startling locals.
“I was on my way to buy some smoked salmon and pheasant,” stated Annabelle Harley-Ffoulkes, “when there was an appalling noise. I thought it was one of those beastly women vicars at the Abbey, but it was just the Diocese of New Westminster. I was pretty relieved, I can tell you.”
|Typical Pershore Street Scene|
The Diocese of New Westminster went into orbit in the early 1990s, along with the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC), and communicated sporadically with earth until it crash landed in the prosperous farming community.
There are an estimated 500,000 pieces of man made debris, or space junk, orbiting the earth at speeds of up to 17,500 mph. Pershore is home to 8000 people.