LEADERS of an Oxford church have resurrected protests against an Oxford bar’s plans to run lap-dancing sessions.

In January last year, Greene King applied for a licence to run lap dancing and pole dancing at Thirst Lodge, off St Ebbe’s Street, but withdrew its application after staff at St Ebbe’s Church complained.

But in December, the company renewed its application and the city council granted permission.

Now the church has appealed, and magistrates will be asked to reconsider the proposal.

On Saturday, church members gave out flyers outside the bar, in Pennyfarthing Place, and asked shoppers to sign a petition.

The Rev Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, said: “We are concerned because we understand women can feel intimidated and experience harassment from men who are leaving lap-dancing clubs.”