NSW Police have stormed a church in Sydney’s west and issued more than $30,000 in fines for conducting an “illegal” worship service.
Authorities attended Christ Embassy’s Blacktown premises on Sunday evening after Crime Stoppers received reports of a gathering in breach of the Public Health Orders.
Officers said they found a group of approximately 60 adults and children inside the building participating in a worship service.
Thirty adults in attendance were issued a $1,000 fine for breaking the state’s COVID gathering rules.
The church itself was issued a fine of $5,000.
Caldron Pool has contacted the church for comment.