The Rev. Mark Sowerby banned coins from his St. Wilfrid's church in North Yorkshire and put up a sign next to the collection place demanding "Paper Money Only," the Sydney Herald Sun reported Wednesday.
The reverend declared anything less than $10 would be an insult to God, the report said.
The church costs more than $400,000 a year to run and the vicar says he doesn't have time to count small change.
But Anne-Marie Whitton, the 20-year-old bride, described the demand as offensive.
Whitton, who married Wayne Ansell this month, said, "It was my big day, cost a lot of money, took a lot of organizing and the vicar ruined it."
Sowerby didn't budge. "Christians worship God, who is to be praised and glorified, not tipped with less than the price of a pint," he was quoted as saying.
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