Church Turned Graveyard Into a Parking Lot for Wimbledon

It seems that the St. Mary's Church in Wimbledon village has maneuvered itself into a rather tight spot: church officials let tennis fan park their car on top of graves for £20!

The Church later apologized:

Reverend Mary Bide said that although the cars look 'odd', they were only parked in the oldest part of the graveyard and funds raised would make a 'valuable contribution to the Church and the Diocese'.

But the church has since apologised for the car parking arrangement and has stopped the use of the churchyard.

'Over many years, during the Wimbledon Championships, the parish of St Mary Wimbledon has offered this service to the public,' a church spokesman said.

'Each year three designated charities benefit from some of the money raised by allowing the cars to park and the rest goes towards work within the parish. Sadly, this year, some cars were parked in inappropriate places.'

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Absolutely disgraceful, the church superiors should take action immediately. If the C of E can't respect the dead what chance has this country got?
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