Sunday, 28 September 2008

Church group banned from community centre licensed for weddings

One you may have missed from The Times letters column:

Sir, I recently fell foul of this crackpot law (“A church where anything goes — except a wedding”, Sept 26) from the other end. As a local church group, we can no longer hire rooms at our council-run community centre, which was recently registered to solemnise weddings. Although we are part of the area and very involved in service in the community, this resource has been denied to us because it is claimed it will give the centre a regular connection with religion.

We choose not to spend money on constructing yet another church building. We would rather give to people in need. I do not believe these laws benefit society. They discriminate against faith groups.

Jacky Oliver

Epsom, Surrey

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