A Church in South London has been fined thousands of pounds for holding noisy 3am services aimed at fending off ‘evil spirits, deliverance from sickness, financial hardship and demonic soul ties.’ Magistrates have ordered the church leaders of Camberwell’s Kingdom Church, a branch of the Bishop Climate Ministries, to pay a total sum of £7,740.50. This happened after the Southwark Council was flooded with complaints from nearby residents about the services every Saturday morning.
The Church leaders were giving the fine at Camberwell Magistrates Court after being found guilty of two charges under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1980. The church has however decided to appeal the fine. A spokesman for the church said,
“It is a big fine and we will be appealing against it. I do not deny that we made some noise – we did. But we have spent nearly ten thousand pounds reducing the noise.”
Source : www.standard.co.uk