Christians in Parliament APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To support Christians of all denominations and parties in their work in the Houses of Parliament.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Christians in Parliament

1. Expand the Membership of the Place of Worship Taskforce
12/06/2020 - Petitions

Found: i strongly believe that the government and Parliament should strongly consider allowing the place of

2. Save the Christians in Afghanistan
17/08/2021 - Petitions

Found: We want the Government & Parliament to take action for Christians in Afghanistan. The withdrawal of troops

3. Bishop of Truro's Review on Persecution of Christians Overseas
16/07/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Bishop of Truro's Review on Persecution of Christians Overseas Compiled by: Tim Robinson Subject

4. Egypt: country policy and information notes
02/12/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Country Policy and Information Note Egypt: Christians Version 3.0 Ju ly 2017

5. Persecution of Christians and the role of UK embassies
03/07/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP 0128 | 3 July 2017 Persecution of Christians and the role of UK embassies Compiled By: Nigel

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Christians in Parliament

1. Persecution of Christians and Freedom of Religion or Belief
21/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Truro’s independent review on persecution of Christians and freedom of religion or belief.It is - Speech Link

2. India: Persecution of Minority Groups
12/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: considered the matter of persecution of Muslims, Christians and minority groups in India.The right - Speech Link
2: people armed with homemade weapons who attacked Christians during the night when they slept and burned their - Speech Link

3. Persecution of Christians Overseas
18/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: That this House deplores the persecution of Christians overseas; supports freedom of religion or belief - Speech Link
2: That this House deplores the persecution of Christians overseas; supports freedom of religion or belief - Speech Link
3: describing very accurately what is happening to Christians across the world. Given the involvement of the - Speech Link

4. Persecution of Christians
06/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: has considered the matter of the persecution of Christians.I am very grateful to all hon. Members - Speech Link
2: continues to worsen, and there are 260 million Christians on its watch list. Is that a number that the - Speech Link
3: world watch list that a staggering 260 million Christians are at risk of high to extreme levels of persecution - Speech Link

5. Freedom of Religion or Belief
12/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: report, which highlights the persecution faced by Christians around the world. That report paints a grim picture - Speech Link
2: not—on the distinction between the persecution of Christians for their Christianity and the persecution of - Speech Link
3: are indications that there are more attacks on Christians than on anyone else. That does not lessen what - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Christians in Parliament
1. Christians against Poverty
asked by: Gregory Campbell
13/12/2018
... what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of contributions to churches helping run Christians Against Poverty Centres in the 2018-19 financial year.

2. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Owen Thompson
02/11/2020
... what recent assessment he has made of the level of health and safety risk posed by Members travelling to Parliament to take part in parliamentary proceedings that are physical-only.

3. Parliament: Security
asked by: Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
02/12/2020
... and (2) sponsorship of Parliamentary passes for lobbyists.

4. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Ed Davey
23/06/2020
... how many Parliamentary staff have tested positive for covid-19; what support is available to those staff members; and if he will make a statement.

5. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Andy McDonald
22/06/2020
... Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 kept records of every case of a staff member and MP who has contracted covid-19 in Parliament and reported them to the Health and Safety Executive; and whether all breaches of the regulations and of Government guidance in Parliament have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive and/or relevant officer of Westminster City Council.

Latest Questions
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9 Current APPG Officers
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Ian Blackford Portrait
Ian Blackford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Brinton Portrait
Baroness Brinton
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Farmer Portrait
Lord Farmer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
22q11 Syndrome , Dying Well
Baroness Sherlock Portrait
Baroness Sherlock
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Gary Streeter MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5033.

Email: deans@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alison Hill, Office of Gary Streeter MP, Room 484, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London SW1A 2LW. Tel: 020 7219 2414

Email: alisonm.hill@parliament.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.christiansinparliament.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Bible Society
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£43,501
Date
14 Jan 2021
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 14/01/2021 To : 13/01/2022
Value
£97,501
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Bible Society
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£37,501
Date
14 Jan 2020
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 14/01/2020 To : 13/01/2021
Value
£106,501
Date
1 Jul 2019
Source
Bible Society
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2019 To : 30/06/2020
Value
£37,501
Date
1 Jul 2019
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2019 To : 30/06/2020
Value
£96,001
Date
1 Jul 2018
Source
Bible Society
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2018 To : 30/06/2019
Value
£36,001
Date
1 Jul 2018
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2018 To : 30/06/2019
Value
£76,501
Date
1 Jul 2017
Source
Bible Society
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2017 To : 30/06/2018
Value
£40,501
Date
1 Jul 2017
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Administrative assistance and event support   From : 01/07/2017 To : 30/06/2018
Value
£58,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Bible Society
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£79,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Parliamentary Christian Trust
Description
Admin assistance and event support   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£25,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Bible Society
Description
Two researchers to provide admin assistance   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£85,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Christians in Parliament APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gavin Shuker Portrait
Gavin Shuker
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Luton South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Eleanor Smith Portrait
Eleanor Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wolverhampton South West
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st November 2018