Church Commissioners News 2016

24th November 2016 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered monthly questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; Cathedral Maintenance, Persecution of Religious Minorities, Campaign against Religious Persecution, and how the Church can promote it's work through Social Media.

Read the debate in full here, or watch the debate online.

 

23th November 2016 - Church Commissioners Annual Reception | Houses of Parliament

The Church Commissioner's welcomed delegates of all faiths and none to the Houses of Parliament to discuss the work of the Church Commissioners and the Church of England's outreach programme; Near Neighbours. In attendance at the event was the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, who spoke of DCLG's support for the programme.

Read more here.

 

13th October 2016 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered monthly questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; Relations between the Anglican and Catholic churches, Church of England schools, community relations and extremism, refugee resettlement, LGBT Christians and priests in same-sex marriages.

Read the debate in full here, or watch the debate online.

 

25th July 2016 - APPG on Faith and Society | 'Statement of Hope'

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman welcomed the publication of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society’s ‘Statement of Hope’. The statement was realised in order to help tackle growing concerns around social and economic disparity and uncertainty. 

Read more about the APPG's 'Statement of Hope' here.

 

19th July 2016 - Full Community Sponsorship Programme 

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman, reaffirmed her commitment to supporting the Government action to resettle 20,000 refugee’s at the launch of the new ‘Full Community Sponsorship Programme’ with Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Archbishop Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace.

Read more here.

 

15th July 2016 - Church of England Synod | York

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman MP, delivered a speech to delegates at the Church of England Synod in York on the subject of the UK's recent EU Referendum.

Read the speech in full here.

 

7th July 2016 - Church Commissioner's Questions | House of Commons

Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman MP, answered questions from colleagues in the in the House of Commons. Questions from MP's concerned; human trafficking, Scotland & Bishops in the House of Lords, women bishops, and life chances.

Read more here.  

 

5th May 2016 - Church Commissioner's Questions | House of Commons

Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman MP, answered questions from colleagues in the in the House of Commons. Questions from MP's concerned; Same Sex Marriage, Climate Change, Rural broadband, and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Read more here.  

 

17th March 2016 - Church Commissioner's Questions | House of Commons

Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman MP, welcomed measured introduced in the Chancellor’s Budget during her regular CCQs in the House of Commons. Questions from MP's concerned; The Government's cathedral repair fund, community outreach programmes, renewable energy, and the the Lords Spiritual (Women) Act. 

Read more here.  

 

 9th March 2016 - Sunday Trading Debate | House of Commons

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Caroline Spelman MP, spoke in opposition to the Government’s proposal to extend Sunday trading hours to larger retailers in the House of Commons, having also submitted an amendment to overturn the proposal. 

Read more here.

 

4th February 2016 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered monthly questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MP's concerned; HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, Street Pastor Teams, Church Leadership: Women and BME Groups, Credit Unions and Ethical Investment. 

 Read the debate in full here, or watch the debate online.