Vicar applies for booze licence for church claiming ‘Jesus turned water into wine for a reason’

A heavy-metal-loving vicar has applied for an alcohol licence for his church, saying that Jesus “turned water into wine for a reason”.

Father Tom Plant, who took over as vicar of St Michael’s Church in Camden, north London, in January this year, is currently waiting to hear if his application will be accepted by Camden Council.

The vicar is in the process of converting the church into a “live music venue” – complete with a bar and a new stage, lighting and sound system – for bands to come and play to crowds of around 300 revellers.

  • Waffle

    Why let a perfectly good building, designed for its superior acoustics, go to waste?

  • ontario john

    Well, thats about all mainline church buildings are good for. Since they are not interested in the Christian faith anymore. Perhaps they can be converted into mosques.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      A lot of them already are, in the UK. It’s this kind of thing that might prevent it, though. Using both deconsecrated and still-functioning churches as music venues is already common in Canada, aalthough it’s usually for classical, folk, or choral music, but not necessarily religious. I sing in a community choir and a lot of venues we’ve sung in have been churches. It’s considered an acceptable way for churches to raise much-needed revenue and for the buildings to be put to maximum use in the commmunity. I’d far rather church beuildings were used for music than be taken over by members of a music-hating religion.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Waiting for the appearance of Christian ‘Death Metal’.

  • Dana Garcia

    Turning water into wine is my favorite miracle. Go Jesus!

    • canminuteman

      This is why I don’t get christian sects that abstain from alcohol.

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Yes, and Roman Catholics find it particularly perplexing. Reminds me of line from a play by the Irish writer Sean O’Casey: “He doesn’t go down the pub, doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke…sure, he’s not a Christian man at all!”

  • DMB

    For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

    2 Timothy 4:3

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Anything that will keep a church from being turned into a mosque, the fate of an increasing number of churches in the UK, including some beautiful old heritage buildings, is fine by me.

    • V10_Rob

      As for the liquor license and the heavy metal, I’ve heard far worse ideas for rebuilding a congregation.

  • simus1

    Is this clown aware of the fact that really devout sons of the prophet consider music to be haram ?

    • V10_Rob

      So’s booze. Dude may be on to something. Just needs to serve bacon now…