London church hit by noise abatement notice

A London church has reacted with anger after being issued with a noise abatement order. Following the judgement by magistrates the Immanuel House of Worship church in Walthamstow, north London, will now be restricted to using music for just 20 minutes on a Sunday morning.

This week’s ruling followed an inspection by the local council following complaints. However, sources close to the church raised questions about the complaint as it came from a Muslim man who lives next door to the church. Immanuel House of Worship Church has been meeting in Walthamstow since it bought the premises in 2006.