The Daily Mail is reporting that popular British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, is building a church/chapel on property he owns in Suffolk County, England.
We shouldn’t make too much of this, but it is still interesting. Some residents in the area actually opposed its construction, stating there are already several churches in the area.
The singer, 31, was given permission to build this chapel in 2019 as part of his £3.7million estate located near Framlingham, Suffolk,. The chapel will also have a small tower and burial crypt.
According to the Daily Mail:
Shape of You hitmaker Ed – who has 18-month-old daughter Lyra with wife Cherry Seaborn and has a net worth of £220million – previously had plans to build a chapel within the boundaries of his Suffolk home rejected.
But he made a new application for the smaller, boat-shaped space, where he could ‘retreat for contemplation, prayer and relaxation’ in 2019, and they were accepted.[…]
A design statement submitted by architectural firm Donald Insall Associates read: ‘It would address an important need for a private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, for celebration of key life and family milestones, family and social gatherings, marriages, christenings, and so forth.