Church of England Week in Westminster, 21st-25th November 2016

Westminster-abbeyWelcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.

This week bishops in the House of Lords led a debate about rural bus services, responded to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and spoke in a debate on adult social care. Bishops also asked questions about conflict in Nigeria and SRE. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions from MPs on the persecution of Christians overseas, the Red Wednesday campaign, church buildings, anti-Semitism and the Church’s Christmas campaign. She also answered written questions about anti-Semitism and church owned land in Peterborough.

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

13.10 Bishop of CoventryTuesday 22nd November

The Bishop of Coventry asked a question about conflict in Nigeria.


david-urquhartWednesday 23rd November

The Bishop of Birmingham issued a response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner hosted a parliamentary event to highlight the work of the Church in promoting community cohesion.


Thursday 24th November

Caroline SpelmanThe Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions in the House of Commons on the persecution of Christians overseas, the Red Wednesday campaign, church buildings, anti-Semitism and the Church’s Christmas campaign. She also answered written questions about anti-Semitism and church owned land in Peterborough.

St Albans 2The Bishop of St Albans led a debate on rural bus services.

ElyThe Bishop of Ely spoke in a debate on adult social care.

winchester171116The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about sex and relationships education.