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Town Hall happy to pull down ‘community space’

18 May, 2017 — By John Gulliver

Members of the Orthodox Ethiopian Church outside the Town Hall

WOULDN’T you think that a church provides a “community space”?

It is, admittedly, a strange description of a church but, I am sure, you understand what I am saying.

Logic, a sense of aesthetics, a sense of the traditions of this country, all point to the answer: Yes, a church is a “community space.”

But our guardians at the town hall in their profound wisdom disagree – and have plumped for a scheme to demolish a church in Regent’s Park.

The Orthodox Ethiopian Church, who are to be thrown out of their “community space” are considering a legal challenge.

Whatever their challenge, there is, in my opinion, a moral challenge to be mounted, a challenge our guardians at the town hall seem blissfully unaware of.

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