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The family was to attend Sunday's Evensong, a mostly sold evening service at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England.
The event was particularly exciting for Rimmers 9-year-old son, Tristan, who loves the 16th-century church's ceilings and famous Latin corals. And because he has autism and is non-verbal, he expresses his excitement primarily through laughter and call, explained his father.

But before the end of the service, a usher Tristan and his family asked to leave the reason he was disrupting fellow parishioners, Rimmer said.

In a bitter letter addressed to the college dean, Rev. Dr. Stephen Cherry, Rimmer's complaints as a false excuse to "lessen the satisfaction" of tourists visiting the chapel and who found his son's form of worship offensive.

Monday he released the letter on Facebook, where it has been shared nearly 6,000 times.

"My son may not be able to speak, but he knows very well what is going on around him," he wrote. "He's not even ten years old and he knows he's unwelcome."

Rimmer, who teaches astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, said the incident was not the first time his family had been asked to leave a church, but marked the only occasion a member of the priest asked to remove them.

"Can I suggest you put a sign on the front of the chapel where you clearly identify which categories of people are welcome and which are not?" he wrote.

Cherry issued excuse on his blog the same day Rimmer shared the letter. The chapel dean said he "failed [Rimmer] and Tristan" for service, but refused to personally call for the removal of the family.

"Yet as dean I take responsibility for the chapel's whole life, and in that connection I express my unreserved apology and intention that we will do better in the future."

  Paul Rimmer said his son, who has autism, was asked to leave King's College Chapel in Cambridge during a Father's day service.

In an update, Rimmer said he was "touched" by the many dozen churches who invited his son to attend and worship the way he wanted, as well as the countless parents of children with autism who offered their support.

The dean met with Rimmer, who said they had a positive conversation about how to make the chapel accessible to all their parishioners.

Public and private institutions such as churches and schools are not always sensitive to children and adults with autism. A 2018 study showed that children with autism were almost twice as likely to have never participated in religious services to children without the diagnosis, mainly because they or their families felt unwelcome in places of worship.
The Ely Foundation, which includes King's College Chapel, has not participated in its efforts to make its churches autism-friendly, but the Church of England allows deaf and disabled people to function as ministers.

Rimmer and Cherry did not immediately respond to requests for comments.


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