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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church of England: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church of England's landholdings are in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
unstar this property uin 262402 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners hold 12,333.67 hectares of land in Scotland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:56:21.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:56:21.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1131079
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church of England: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate the Church of England has made of the profits from its operations in Scotland in the last 12 months for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
unstar this property uin 262403 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners recieved a total net income of £8,858,429 from forestry and windfarms between 1st January 2018 to the 31st December 2018.</p><p>We are unable to provide a figure for profit in the equivalent period as liabilities, including for restocking, will be borne over a number of years and the cost of purchasing the asset should be taken into consideration.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:10:01.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:10:01.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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4417
unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1131080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church of England: EU Grants and Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what EU funding the Church of England has received in each of the last ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
unstar this property uin 262404 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The table shows grant aid received from the UK Government by the Church Commissioners in association with operations in Scotland from 2012 onwards. <br>It is not possible to separate what proportion of these grants comes from the UK Government and what originates from the EU.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date (Year)</p></td><td><p>Total for Scotland</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£170,748.72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£143,838.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£537,843.27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£140,542.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>£20,491.35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>£448,926.37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>£213,472.78</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>£12,249.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>£1,688,112.40</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:16:10.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:16:10.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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122244
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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4417
unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1134964
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Theft more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Commissioners will make an estimate of the number of thefts of lead from church buildings in (a) the diocese of St Albans and (b) England in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
unstar this property uin 269594 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The National Church Institutions do not hold information centrally about the theft of metal from Church of England churches, but records are kept at a diocesan level. Anecdotal evidence points to an increase in instances of metal theft from churches nationwide, with East Anglia and the Midlands being most affected.</p><p>Home Office Counting Rules do not require the police to record if a theft is from a listed building. The Church of England welcomes the July 2019 Sentencing Council proposals to introduce new sentencing guidelines for arson, criminal damage and vandalism of national heritage assets, including listed buildings, historic objects or unique parts of our historic environment.</p><p>Money to fund repairs or adaptations to church buildings is raised by local churches mainly through fundraising and local giving. There is no central Government funding, except through grants in respect of VAT paid on repairs to listed churches.</p><p>The following table for the Diocese of St Albans shows cases of metal theft or attempted theft since 2015. The Diocese covers the majority of the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area and contains 380 Anglican churches.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Attacks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Diocese provides advice to local churches on protective and preventative measures, including forensic marking and roof alarms, working with the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and the Allchurches Trust. Grants of up to £3,000 per church have been made available to more than 55 churches in the Diocese. In addition the Diocesan Board of Finance allocated 29 roof alarm grants in 2017 and 2018 from small trust funds for church repairs and maintenance. As a result there has been a significant reduction in the number of cases of metal theft in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, though incidents still occur. For example, in June 2019 St Mary's Church in Furneux Pelham north east Hertfordshire, had 90% of its lead roof stolen or damaged over a single weekend.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading George Bell more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many people involved in investigating allegations of child abuse made against George Bell consulted his papers and diaries in Lambeth Palace Library in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 28343 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at</ins> Lambeth Palace Library <ins class="ministerial">on two separate occasions.</ins> <del class="ministerial">has no record in the last three years of any of the individuals involved in these investigations making an application to view the papers and diaries of George Bell that are held in the Library.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-02-29T16:24:51.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:24:51.197Z
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less than 2016-05-06T09:26:14.227Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T09:26:14.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
682244
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star this property date less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church Commissioners: Security more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which persons not employed by the Church Commissioners hold security passes entitling them to enter the Church Commissioners premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
unstar this property uin 62530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The security arrangements at Church House in Westminster ensure that employees of the National Church Institutions (NCIs) have full access to those premises whilst others who may need temporary or limited access are able to enter only those parts of the building that they need to access for their work. The system has recently been upgraded to ensure that the NCIs provides a safe environment for staff and visitors.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T16:51:08.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T16:51:08.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
964564
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Equality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps are being taken to promote greater diversity by (a) gender (b) ethnicity and (c) sexual orientation in leadership positions within the Church. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
unstar this property uin 169369 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Increasing diversity among the clergy is a priority for the Church of England. Nationally the Church has set a target that it will increase the overall number of people recommended for training by 50% over a five-year period. The Church is well on the way to deliver this and has already seen a 22% increase in those entering training since 2016. The Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council has developed programmes to support those who are being called to the priesthood from as wide a range of communities and backgrounds as possible. Members of the Crown Nominations Commission who are involved in the recruitment and discernment process for the most senior appointments also undergo unconscious bias training.</p><p>During 2018 the Church recommended 316 women for training, which was 54% of the total. This represents the highest proportion of women entering training that the Church has seen in the last ten years.</p><p>The most recent data from 2017 shows that around 6% of those entering training self-identify as being from a minority ethnic background. The Church responded by recruiting a National ME Vocations Officer to address this underrepresentation of minority ethnic clergy and through the “Turning up the Volume” programme is supporting future senior leaders. The Ordained Vocations Mentor Directory was also created to help support those at any stage on the journey towards ordained vocations who would like a mentor.</p><p>The Church of England does not record or keep data on the sexual orientation of candidates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T15:24:42.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T15:24:42.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Estates: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which housing estates (a) in the Greater London area and (b) elsewhere have been sold by the Church Commissioners; and whether guarantees were sought that those estates would remain in social housing ownership. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 175982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-19more like thismore than 2018-10-19
star this property answer text <p>In 2005 and 2006 following careful consideration the Church Commissioners took the decision to sell what were known as the Octavia Hill Estates, comprising approximately 1,580 flats and houses within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>The sales, to a joint venture between Grainger plc and Genesis Housing Group, were subject to the residents’ leases, and the rights and obligations contained in these remained. A commitment was made to engage with residents’ associations and to keep in touch with tenants as the sales progressed to keep them fully informed. Some tenants had the right to purchase their properties and this was communicated to the qualifying tenants.</p><p> </p><p>In 1985 the Church Commissioners took the decision to sell their residential property holdings in Brixton to a housing association. According to the records of the Commissioners covenants were not placed on these properties and to the best of knowledge these properties are still owned by a housing association.</p><p> </p><p>The Church Commissioners are not and have never been a social housing provider and have a statutory duty to deliver the best possible return on their investments to fund the work and mission of the Church of England across the country. The Church Commissioners continue to provide new housing across the country where they have land holdings and affordable housing is a key part of that provision.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T15:07:24.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T15:07:24.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had on maintaining the Christian community in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
unstar this property uin 193461 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England continues to work alongside the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem to support the Christian community in Jordan, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. The Church also partners and engages with development and mission agencies working to support Christian communities overseas. Regular pilgrimage visits are made by parishes and dioceses of the Church of England, mainly to those holy sites that are not in conflict zones and which often involve meetings with local Christians</p><p><br>Westminster Abbey will be holding a special service on the 4th December at which His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will attend to offer encouragement to Christians throughout the region and to celebrate the contributions they make to their communities</p><p><br>The Archbishop of Canterbury made an official visit to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories in 2017, the primary purpose of which was to affirm the Christian community in the Holy Land, to identify and explore challenges relating to religious freedom and to give encouragement to St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. The Archbishop also met with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian politicians during his visit</p><p><br>During the November parliamentary recess I joined a small group of MPs on a regional visit to see for myself the challenges faced by the Christian community in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. We visited a number of projects that are funded or supported by the Anglican Church, including hospitals and schools. Speaking with the different communities gave a helpful perspective on the significant challenges to the daily lives and movements of people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christ Church College more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support is being provided to the dean of Christ Church college Oxford in his dispute with the college and cathedral authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
unstar this property uin 194169 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church is a complex institution and, uniquely in the Church of England, the Dean is also the head of an Oxford college. The complaint against the Dean is an internal matter for the college, and neither the Church Commissioners nor the wider Church of England have any role in that process. The Bishop of Oxford remains in close contact with the Dean and is monitoring the situation closely.</p><p>A statement made to the Oxford Diocesan Synod by the Bishop of Oxford can be read here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxford.anglican.org%2Fdiocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C01ffffa8bf48458a3c9008d653abccbc%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636788394678291856&amp;sdata=v2C5Jpb%2FhFT4NtBXBAD1safzCWsMYDrGihGiJQklAPM%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.oxford.anglican.org/diocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Howell more like this