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.