PARKING wardens spoiled a Good Friday celebration for scores of Feltham churchgoers by ticketing their cars while they worshipped.
And other Christians participating in the annual Walk of Witness were upset the same day, when they were told the procession could not stop in The Centre.
John Murphy, a Camrose Road resident who attended the service at St Lawrence's RC Church, said: "We sometimes get 400 people coming and there is not enough room for them to park so they park in Victoria Road.
"Everyone came out of the church and all the cars had tickets, despite it being a bank holiday.
"There is no reason for restrictions to be there on Good Friday.
"They are picking on a church at a time when they know everybody is going to be there for a couple of hours."
Meanwhile the Walk of Witness, joined by about 50 participants from all the town's churches, was also prevented from taking a break when managers at The Centre told participants they did not have permission to stop.
Lorraine Eggleton, centre manager, said: "Our policy is not to show prejudice or preference to any one religion by not allowing any religious activities such as preaching or praying and, since the centre opened, we have only ever allowed the Good Friday walk to pass through to ensure we are not seen to be supporting one faith over another."
A council spokesman said: "Yellow lines and loading restrictions are in force during the times shown on the relevant sign, even if this falls on a public or bank holiday. This helps keep roads clear for people travelling around the borough.
"During bank holidays we do not charge for pay and display parking, both on the street in marked bays, or in our off-street car parks."