Ed Sheeran is building his own chapel

He announced his engagement back in January

After popping the question to his long-time girlfriend, Ed Sheeran is reportedly planning to build a chapel on his East Anglia estate.

As the Belfast Telegraph report, Sheeran proposed to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January, and has submitted a planning application for a chapel to Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Planning documents show that the proposed chapel would be made of flint, in a Saxon style, with a rounded tower. The application states that “it is every person’s right to be able to have a place of retreat for contemplation and prayer, for religious observance, celebration of key life and family milestones, marriages, christenings and so forth.”

A decision is expected in April.

Sheeran was recently named as the global best-selling artist of 2017.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has revealed that Sheeran’s third album ‘÷’, released in March 2017, went multi-platinum in 36 different countries.

 The album’s lead single, ‘Shape Of You’, was also the global best-selling single of last year, going multi-platinum in 32 countries.

The IFPI has said that it’s the first time an artist has had both the best-selling album and single globally in the same year.

“Ed is truly an incredible songwriter, vocalist and performer, whose ability to tell stories and make people feel is what stands him out from the crowd,” Max Lousada of Warner Music Group says of the news.