From THE BBC:
This church is closing because it will cost £400000 to repair it so that it is safe to be used and not enough people attend the church for worship to warrant such expenditure even if the congregation could raise the money, which is very unlikely.
Notice how there is no mention of the fact that the village will be losing a minister and a place to worship God. All the protesters are interested in is the loss of the bricks and mortar and the opportunity to have wedding photos taken outside a reasonably attractive building.
100 people turned up to the meeting that planned the sit-in. If the same 100 people had gone to church every Sunday and given £5 a week to the collection then I very much doubt that the Parish Council would have been forced to close the building they no doubt love far more than these whinging limelight seekers.
It's too late you fools. You should have trimmed your wicks years ago.
From THE BBC:
A bride-to-be has joined a sit-in at a church in south Wales, after it closed weeks before her wedding day. Emily Morton, 21, hoped to become the fourth generation of her family to walk down the aisle there in September. Ms Morton wanted to carry on a family tradition when she booked her wedding with fiance Aaron Jones, 23, six months ago.
Ms Morton is looking at booking another village church more than five miles away, but that is half the size of All Saints.
She said: "Some of our guests may have to stand outside. I'll have to book a car to get me back and from the church too."