The Rev David Cameron halted the marriage of Ashley and Vicky Thorpe after their son, Cameron, began repeating his father’s name.
The vicar stunned the 100-strong congregation by halting the service and announcing: “This is a legal ceremony and I cannot proceed with that going on. Will somebody please take him outside?”
As the couple stood at the altar in disbelief, Mr Thorpe’s grandmother protested that Cameron was not misbehaving. But the vicar said she was ‘making a scene’ and ordered her to leave too.
The family must have known the big day wasn’t going to go well when during rehearsal Mr. Cameron objected to her father, Denis Robinson, who suffers from arthritis, using a walking stick to escort her up the aisle.
The little boy was also told he couldn’t be a page boy because he was ‘too young’ and because ‘weddings were not the place for children’.
When asked to comment, The Rev Cameron said:
“This is a pastoral issue best resolved directly with the family. As such it would be inappropriate for me to offer any comment apart from to say that I entirely reject the allegations.”