Crucified Stromtrooper relocated in church after parishioners complain

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A crucified stormtrooper on display at a London church has been granted a stay of execution - despite causing a stir among parishioners.

A priest arrived to decide whether to remove the controversial statue which formed part of an art exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook church.

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The priest and two church wardens questioned event organiser Ben Moore, who said the statue will go on sale after the exhibition has ended with a £12,000 price tag.

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Ben explained the meaning of the piece to church members, who compromised and allowed the piece to stay.

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After a 30 minute meeting, the stormtrooper statue was moved from a prominent place at the front of the church to the back of the hall.>People from across London visited the exhibition, which proved divisive.

But a nun, who wished to remain anonymous said:

Artist Christopher Clack, 61, whose piece 'The Descent of Gebbera' was on display, said: