A group that has gathered in a library for eight years is no longer allowed to run in the public space. 

Noah's Ark Playgroup has met at the Burgess Hill Library in West Sussex, England to sing songs based on Bible stories for the libraries Baby Rhyme Time, reports Premier.

Recently library staff told the group that they would be taking over the Baby Rhyme Time after complaints from some about Christian references. 

A spokesman from The King's Church Mid-Sussex, which runs the Noah's Ark group told the Daily Mail: "We are sad that our involvement in Baby Rhyme Time is coming to an end after eight years. It has been a well-loved, free group for people in the local area.

"However, we respect the decision of West Sussex Library services and we will continue to do all that we can to serve them and our local community."

The group sang songs like "Mr. Noah Built an Ark" to the tune of "Old McDonald Had a Farm."

Some parents that have attended with their children are not happy. Dad Charlie Burrell and his partner Laura Kelly say they attended for four years since their oldest was just an infant.

Burrell told the Daily Mail  "At the playgroup last Thursday they informed the parents that they are no longer allowed to perform at Rhyme time as a couple of songs mention 'God.'

"I myself was horrified to hear this news as I have enjoyed their Rhyme Time sessions for years with my children and I know so many other parents have too.

"How can an organization that bring people joy, especially to children, be discriminated against in this way?"

West Sussex County Council says that Rhyme Time sessions at public libraries are open to everyone including families of any faith or no faith. They also said that if parents want something faith-based then they are happy to help them locate those.

"In Burgess Hill a partnership was formed with a local faith group some years ago before rhyme time sessions were offered across all libraries.

"We have been very grateful to this group for their support but following feedback from families, we have decided to bring these sessions in line with the other Rhyme Times in our libraries which are led by staff.

"Families can continue to access faith-based activities in community venues and library staff are very happy to help anyone looking for details of where they can join these."