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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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
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star this property hansard heading Churches: Blackburn 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 non-redundant Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn (a) have and (b) do not have food bank collection points. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p><br></p><p>The Diocese of Blackburn works closely with ‘Together Lancashire’, a church-linked social action network run by Church Urban Fund. According to ‘together Lancashire’ there are currently around 36 food banks in the diocese of Blackburn, of which 6 are Trussell Trust foodbanks (Blacburn, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Morecombe Bay, Skelmserdale and Ormskirk). These food banks handed out an estimated 35,000 food parcels in 2014.</p><p><br></p><p>Nearly all these initiatives are church-led (though not necessarily Church of England) projects. A directory and map of food banks in Lancashire (including the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn &amp; Darwen) is available at: <a href="http://www.cuf.org.uk/node/618257" target="_blank">http://www.cuf.org.uk/node/618257</a></p><p><br></p><p>Separately, a Church in Action survey of Church of England clergy, which was published in January 2015, included a series of questions about church support for food banks. 1,812 church leaders took part in the survey. Of the 39 responses from Blackburn diocese:</p><p><br></p><ul><ul><li><p>31 churches (80%) were involved in some way in supporting a local food bank</p></li><li><p>6 offered church premises for the food bank</p></li><li><p>11 were helping to manage a food bank</p></li><li><p>14 were providing volunteers</p></li><li><p>29 were collecting food</p></li></ul></ul><p> </p>
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 2015-09-08T16:16:51.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T16:16:51.127Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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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 Jeremy Pemberton more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church of England spent on the employment tribunal involving Jeremy Pemberton; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
unstar this property uin 149586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p><em><em>It is not the practice of the Church Commissioners to disclose expenditure on the costs of legal proceedings of this kind (they are not required to do so under s.5 Episcopal Endowments and Stipends Measure 1943). The Church Commissioners have decided not to pursue the claimant for the costs they incurred as a result of his unsuccessful tribunal and subsequent appeals.</em></em></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 2018-06-06T15:11:40.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T15:11:40.513Z
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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 Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
454781
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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 is ministerial correction true more like this
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
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star this property date less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
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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 Employment Tribunals Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Commissioners have spent on the Employment Tribunal action by the Reverend Mark Sharpe against the Bishop of Worcester and the Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
unstar this property uin 221769 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p><strong><em>Owing to ongoing legal proceedings, the Church Commissioners are unable to comment on this case at present.</em></strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-01-27T10:42:56.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T10:42:56.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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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 Bishops more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Commissioners have had with Church of England bishops on the laying on of hands during the consecration of (a) female and (b) male bishops; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 222446 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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have always had the power to delegate to another bishop their role as chief consecrator. The five guiding principles of the House of Bishops’ declaration which underpinned General Synod’s agreement to women bishops clearly provided a framework to make it possible for arrangements to develop for the Church of England to maintain the highest possible degree of communion and contribute to mutual flourishing across all the diverse traditions that exist. Paragraph 30 of the House of Bishops’ declaration gave a very clear commitment to continuing the supply of traditionalist Catholic Bishops and Headship Evangelical Bishops.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T14:38:00.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T14:38:00.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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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: Camping Sites 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 discussions the Commissioners have had with Church of England representatives on expanding the availability of champing in England's churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
unstar this property uin 3276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p><strong>‘</strong>Champing’, or overnight camping in a church, is a new form of holiday pioneered by the Churches Conservation Trust. It currently uses only closed churches, 12 of which across the UK are available for visitors to stay the night in, between April and September. The Church of England is however working in partnership with the Churches Conservation Trust to bring the Champing model into operation for open churches, to offer high end accommodation that enables congregations to generate income, whilst also maintaining space for worship and community use.</p><p>The Church of England has developed a model for a high quality and revisable timber structure, which can be placed in open churches to provide a lettable insulated space, which in turn can generate income needed to maintain the building, thereby releasing money for mission. Designed to support rural parishes this model is being piloted in the Diocese of Hereford thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and AllChurches Trust. More information is at: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.champing.co.uk%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ccaroline.spelman.mp%40parliament.uk%7Cce2d399c7fb44acf61a608d4c786a2c4%7C1ce6dd9eb3374088be5e8dbbec04b34a%7C0%7C0%7C636352828440490556&amp;sdata=EC71jPHUwRiZbms%2BjBeKwn65m7w1hBPppp3zl%2FUTJkU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://www.champing.co.uk/</a></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 2017-07-10T11:38:57.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T11:38:57.62Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what powers parochial church councils possess to convey (a) capital, (b) property and (c) other assets to a local community organisation or charity they are (i) seeking to assist and (ii) whose objections or plan they support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
unstar this property uin 222327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
star this property answer text <p>A Parochial Church Council is a statutory corporation established for the purpose, among other more specific functions, of &quot;co-operating with the minster in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical”. The Parochial Church Council may properly convey money or property to another charity or community organisation if it considers that doing so would further this charitable purpose. A transfer of land would require the consent of the diocesan authority. No consent is required for a transfer of money or other property.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-01-30T12:01:19.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T12:01:19.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew George 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, whether the settlement the Church Commissioners made to the complainant against George Bell was made directly in relation to allegations against Bell, or on the basis that a complaint made under a subsequent Bishop, was not handled in a way which would be expected today. 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 28341 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>A formal claim for compensation was submitted in April 2014 and was settled in the autumn of 2015. The settlement followed a thorough pre-litigation process during which investigations took place.</p><p>Following the settlement of the claim the Bishop of Chichester, the Rt Revd Martin Warner issued a formal apology. The statement can be read on the Church of England’s website at the following address: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2015/10/statement-on-the-rt-revd-george-bell-%281883-1958%29.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2015/10/statement-on-the-rt-revd-george-bell-%281883-1958%29.aspx</a></p><p>The statement from Bishop Warner went on to say that “the response from the Diocese of Chichester in 1995, when the survivor first came forward, fell a long way short, not just of what is expected now, but of what we now appreciate you should have had a right to expect then.&quot;</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 2016-02-29T16:22:30.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:22:30.393Z
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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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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: Community Development 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 the Church of England is taking to encourage parishioners to support the local economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>A recent study of the economic impact of cathedrals in England in 2014 showed that they generated around £220 million annually for the national economy. The report also showed that over 7,300 jobs depend on cathedrals, either through direct employment or the local economy.</p><p> </p><p>Tourists and visitors to English cathedrals generate an additional £125m for the local economy through visitor-related spend, which takes place directly in the towns and cities where cathedrals are based.</p><p> </p><p>No formal assessment has been made of the direct or indirect contribution of churches to the local economy.</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 2019-07-03T15:45:25.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:45:25.787Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-14more like thismore than 2016-12-14
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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: Blackburn more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, (a) what steps the Diocese of Blackburn has taken to work with Caring for God's Acre to map flora and fauna on its Estate, (b) which churches in the Diocese of Blackburn have recorded flora and fauna in churchyards, (c) what notable finds of flora and fauna have been recorded and (d) what plans the Diocese of Blackburn has to take part in the Cherishing Churchyards Week from 3 June to 11 June 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 57603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
star this property answer text <p>A) The Blackburn Diocese Environment Group are currently in the process of deciding what the future role of the Diocesan Environmental Project Officer will look like. The Diocese of Blackburn has discussed working with ‘Caring for God’s Acre’ and with the current limited resources, the Diocesan Environment Group hopes to undertake a ‘Living Churchyards’ scheme. They are currently exploring the potential of partnership with the local Wildlife Trust and any project will need funding or sponsorship to get underway. The Diocese of Blackburn is fully committed to supporting enquiries into parish energy consumption and to the international ‘Just Water’ campaign.</p><p>B &amp; C) The Diocese does not hold central records of which Churches have recorded notable flora and fauna in their churchyards, this is more likely to be held locally within parishes, the local Wildlife Trusts and Natural England. If funding can be found for the ‘Living Churchyards’ project a more strategic plan can be produced.</p><p>D) The Blackburn Diocese Environment Group plans to encourage individual parishes that have the capacity to participate in Cherishing Churchyards 2017, and hopes to take a more coordinated approach in 2018. Across the Blackburn Diocese work is often undertaken in partnership and so the Diocese would want any project to also involve the land of other faith communities.</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 2017-01-10T14:17:32.46Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T14:17:32.46Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this