Week in Westminster, 23rd-27th September 2019

WestminsterThis week in the House of Lords, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of Durham and Southwark, spoke about the divisions in Parliament and the country on Brexit, in keeping with their joint College of Bishops letter issued on 27th September. The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, also contributed to the debate on the Spending Round 2019. 

Monday 23rd September

Parliament was not sitting


Tuesday 24th September

Parliament was not sitting


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Wednesday 25th September

Proceedings in the House of Lords resumed, and prayers were read by the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.  Archbishop Justin made two contributions to debates in the House, calling for unity and transparency.

Durham161117The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, expressed shock at the Prime Minister’s Brexit update. He also raised the need for a focus on the vulnerable during the debate on Government spending.

 


 

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Thursday 26th September

The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, was on duty and read prayers at the start of the day. The Government responded to questions about the European Union (Withdrawal) (Number 2) Act 2019, and the Bishop Christopher called for restraint and respect.


Friday 27th September

The House did not sit