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Post office opens in London Church

Mon 21 Jul 2014
By Antony Bushfield

A church in London has become the first in the country to open a full time post office inside.

It's hoped the facility at St James' Church in West Hampstead will attract a larger congregation.

The new postmaster, Father Andrew Cain, hit the headlines last month when he defied a Church of England ban and married his same sex partner.

He said: "I'm pleased to have to the opportunity to open the new-look branch for the community.

"I hope my customers and the congregation like their new home for West Hampstead Post Office."

Keith Long from Post Office said: "We're delighted to be opening a new-look branch inside this beautiful church in the heart of West Hampstead."

There are other branches based in churches, but this is the first full time one.

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