A group that's representing an Alberta pastor charged with violating the province's Public Health Act says they'll be in court Wednesday to appeal the pastor's bail conditions.

James Coates of GraceLife Church remains in remand awaiting his trial in May after he refused to agree to bail conditions. Those conditions stipulated that Coates must not hold services over Alberta's current capacity limits of 15 per cent.

John Carpay of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms says in a statement that eight weeks is too long for Coates -- who the group says is innocent -- to remain in jail.

The church has been holding services that officials say break public-health regulations on attendance, masking and distancing.