Category Archives: Church Teaching

A very good statement by John Roberts of Llandudno


I find it fascinating to follow a number of the MPs and members of the House of Lords whenever Parliament is active. Inevitably we don’t get many returns to Parliament in the Summer but when we do it is something … Continue reading

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A vital member of the House of Lords – James Langstaff


James Langstaff is the Bishop of Rochester and I had the privilege to meet him soon after he was appointed as the new Bishop of Rochester in 2010. He is shortly due to retire and indeed he mentioned that on … Continue reading

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The tragic death of a man I had the privilege to work with


Joel Edwards is a man who I first met when he was the General Director of the Evangelical Alliance and we spent many years working together on a number of issues and connections. One of his early roles before that … Continue reading

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A wise man -vs- a foolish man, both from the same Palace


The House of Lords and the House of Commons are both located in the same Palace of Westminster and as we know very well each MP is elected from their local constituency whereas the members of the House of Lords … Continue reading

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At least one MP who raises concerns for the whole of Sussex


Many of the people who live or work in Sussex are aware of its shape and some of the elements of its history. However when it comes to MPs they are all faced with a challenge. One option which is … Continue reading

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Advent, Christmas days and COVID-19 Tiers are all starting


For people who are aware of the religious focus that is part of the preparation towards Christmas yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. Tomorrow will be an important day for some additional people as the first day of the … Continue reading

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Two E-Petitions that could help raise the Bullying issue


In the light of the report regarding the bullying of Civil Servants by Priti Patel and the unwillingness of Boris Johnson to accept the report and indeed his apparent attempt to get it changed, it is understandable that many people … Continue reading

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Three Sussex MPs who have mis-judged their role


It is very sad that in two days’ time, just as was the case yesterday that we will not be able to publicly participate in the annual Remembrance Day due to our COVID lockdown. Last week in the House of … Continue reading

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Black History Month – A small number of our Champions


Earlier this week the new MP for Erith and Thamesmead, Abena Oppong-Asare opened up a debate in the House of Commons on the theme of Black History Month. Although Abena has only been an MP since the last General Election … Continue reading

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Can faith communities be part of the Domestic Abuse solution?


Many of the discussions that take place in the House of Lords include a Bishop from time to time. On Wednesday there was a particularly important but brief subject being raised. The title was “Domestic Abuse – Question” and on this … Continue reading

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