Church Commissioners News 2017

18th December 2017 - Church Commissioner welcomes appointment of first female Bishop of London

“Having demonstrated a deep commitment to public service, both as a former nurse and senior civil servant, I am certain that she will make an excellent Diocesan Bishop and serve that the city and the people of London well”.

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15th December 2017 - Second Church Estates Commissioner champions "Hope for the Middle East" petition

Second Church Estates Commissioner and MeridenMP, Dame Caroline Spelman, has championed the Open Doors “Hope for the Middle East” petition in Parliament to combat the persecution of religious minorities.

 

7th December 2017 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; persecution of religious minorities in Egypt and Marriage Registration

Read the debate in full here.

 

26th October 2017 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; income inequality, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Clergy Vocation.

Read the debate in full here.

 

20th July 2017 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; food banks and investing in rural churches, amongst others.

Read the debate in full here.

 

19th July 2017 - Church Commissioners' reception | Palace of Westminster

The Church Commissioner hosted a reception in Parliament to discuss issues concerning the freedom of religious belief and building new and stronger community partnerships between different faith groups. The event was attended by guest speakers Canon Sarah Snyder, Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury (Peace and Reconciliation) and Minister at the Department for International Development, The Rt Hon. the Lord Bates.

 

2nd March 2017 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; wi-fi in churches, art exhibitions in churches, the Anglican Church in South Sudan, the House of Bishops’ Report on Human Sexuality, and church building repairs.

Read the debate in full here.

 

19th January 2017 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; Israel/Palestine, human trafficking, prisons, social media, low carbon economy, tourism and lead theft. .

Read the debate in full here.