Ed Sheeran highlights religious rights in chapel planning proposal
Pop star Ed Sheeran highlighted the religious rights of every citizen as he submitted a planning application to build a private chapel at his East Anglia estate.
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter, who announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, in January, recently submitted the application to Suffolk Coastal District Council.
The application states there is a need for the chapel as ‘it is every person’s right to be able to have a place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, for religious observance, celebration of key life and family milestones, marriages, christenings and so forth’.
The proposed chapel would be of made of flint and in a Saxon style with a round tower, documents show.
It would hold a congregation of around 24 with some overspill space in the gallery.
A wedding licence would be needed for the chapel if Sheeran plans to marry there.
A decision on the planning application is expected in April.
Picture: Ed Sheeran performing on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset. (Yui Mok/PA).Tags: chapel, Ed Sheeran, religion, religious, Sheeran