Council prayer sessions will stay

PRAYER sessions will continue to be held at Skegness Town Council meetings despite a controversial high court ruling banning the practice.

Mr Justice Ouseley outraged many Christians when he ruled on Friday that there was no lawful place for prayer during formal proceedings.

However as prayers conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain take place before Skegness Town Council meetings have officially commenced, the practice may legally continue.

Mayor of Skegness Coun Steve Kirk has labelled the ruling ‘absolute rubbish’.

He said: “It’s time that the country gets a grip and stops these law lords making ridiculous decisions.

“While I am Mayor we will continue to say prayers.”