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London evangelicals warn on Sunday ‘worship tax’

Churches in London’s congestion charge zone are warning that changes to the congestion charge rules could force them to close. The charges have increased by 30%: £15 is now payable on Sundays and weeknights. Charges are enforceable from 7am to 10pm, hitting all Sunday worship hours.


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Fearful that many families with children and the elderly will be most affected, many church leaders have appealed to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for some sort of exemption. Jonathan Evens, an Assistant Curate at St Martin-in-the-Fields, who chairs Churches Together in Westminster, argued that as a result, ‘many churches could become unsustainable’.