Every year during Wimbledon, St. Mary's Church offers parking to fans attending the tennis tournament. Normally, the church opens an adjacent field for car parking, but this year St. Mary's allowed tourney visitors to park their cars in the oldest portion of its cemetery -- on top of actual graves -- for £20.

Naturally, local residents haven't thought highly of the practice. St. Mary's said that the money would go to charity and "make a valuable contribution to the Church and Diocese." However, it has since realized that perhaps letting people park their Land Rovers and BMWs above deceased parishioners -- even if they're long dead -- isn't the best way to raise money. Not even for charity. As such, the church has stopped using the actual plots as parking spots. Hat tip to Robin!

[Source: Daily Mail | Photo: Flickr, Jessica Mulley]

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