Church of England Week in Westminster, 11th-15th July 2016

cropped-cropped-palace_of_westminster_london_-_feb_2007.jpgWelcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.

This week bishops in the House of Lords spoke on tackling poverty, the Chilcot Report into the Iraq war and the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent. They asked questions about restoring peace in South Sudan, youth volunteering and secure tenancies for young farmers. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question about mothers and babies.

Entrance to New Robing RoomThe Bishop of London, Rt Revd Richard Chartres, was on duty throughout the week, leading prayers in the Lords Chamber at the start of each sitting day.


LondonMonday 11th July

The Bishop of London asked a question about youth volunteering.


Caroline SpelmanTuesday 12th July

The Bishop of London spoke in a debate on the Chilcot Report into the Iraq War.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question about church facilities for mothers and babies.


Archbishop of CanterburyWednesday 13th July

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury asked a question about efforts to restore peace in South Sudan.

ChesterThe Bishop of Chester spoke in a debate about renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent.


 

St Albans 2Thursday 14th July

 

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about secure tenancies for young farmers.

Derby 191115cThe Bishop of Derby spoke in a debate about tackling poverty. The Bishop of St Albans also spoke in the debate, focusing on housing.


 

Friday 15th July

The Houses did not sit.