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Vicar bans coins at wedding

June 30, 2004 at 7:26 PM   |   Comments

SYDNEY, June 30 (UPI) -- A vicar in Australia has earned the ire of a bride who says the reverend's insistence that patrons use only paper money ruined her wedding.

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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