Christianity in the Holy Land APPG

First Registered: 16/12/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To promote the heritage and contemporary role of Christianity in the Holy Land, for it to remain a place where the Christian community contributes to the peace and wellbeing of the whole society, and where Christians continue to live, flourish and thrive.

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Recent Documents related to Christianity in the Holy Land

1. Christianity in the Holy Land
16/12/2020 - APPGs

Found: the heritage and contemporary role of Christianity in the Holy Land, for it to remain a place where the

2. FOI releases for November 2020
10/03/2021 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: to 30th April 2020 Prisons in Greater London Christianity 52 25 47 89 82 53 Islam 56 83 76 42 38 23

3. "I once again reaffirm our strong support for renewed peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians as soon as possible"
18/12/2017 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect; demanded

4. Non-licensable Activity Impacts on Marine Protected Areas (MMO1136)
05/11/2019 - Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
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Found: island of Lindisfarne (Holy Island), the SPA includes extensive mudflats south of Holy Island and at Budle

5. China: country policy and information notes
15/12/2020 - UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
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Found: ......... 14 5.1 General state approach to Christianity ..........................................

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Christianity in the Holy Land

1. Islam: Tenets
07/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: in the land”. So the Koran actually says you can be killed for spreading mischief in the land, which - Speech Link
2: so-called Islamic terrorists have actually read the Holy Koran in detail.What is to be done? We have - Speech Link
3: non-violent traits. That is just as true of Christianity. How could the religion of simple peasants lead - Speech Link

2. Tributes to the Speaker’s Chaplain
31/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Queen, she is much loved by her congregation at Holy Trinity church, Dalston, and at All Saints church - Speech Link
2: Member for Glasgow North said, Rose concelebrated the holy mass in the Chapel underneath. The reading was from - Speech Link
3: came to this place, I was made aware that there was holy communion in St Margaret’s church across the way - Speech Link

3. Freedom of Religion or Belief
01/03/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: state at every point in their lives. In Eritrea, holy men and peaceful believers wind up unlawfully imprisoned - Speech Link
2: were raised in other religions and converted to Christianity being subjected to extraordinary abuse, including - Speech Link
3: perhaps via the papal nuncio, will feed back to the Holy See that, in its deliberations with the People’s - Speech Link

4. Religious Persecution
11/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: that the regime,“considers the spread of Christianity a particularly severe threat”,and that - Speech Link
2: to vulnerable communities of association of Christianity with the West and its foreign policy. Given - Speech Link
3: introduced to the House of Lords, I took my oath with a Holy Koran and quietly started with the word “Bismillah” - Speech Link

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

1: and burned their bibles might be able to burn the Holy Bible and the word of God, but they did not in any - Speech Link
2: rights of people of other faiths to convert to Christianity. These Westminster Hall debates may not seem - Speech Link
3: freedom of religion, whether it is Islam or Christianity. I have raised those matters in this House many - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Christianity in the Holy Land
1. Christianity
asked by: Andrea Leadsom
... what plans the UK has to move a UN Security Council Resolution in response to recommendation 20 of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the UK Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Support for Persecuted Christians during the UK's presidency of the Security Council in 2021.

2. Christianity
asked by: Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Christians from persecution around the world.

3. Christianity
asked by: Marion Fellows
... what steps his Department is taking to protect the religious expression of Christians around the world.

4. Christianity
asked by: Stephen Kerr
...What steps his Department is taking to reduce the persecution of Christians overseas.

5. Christianity
asked by: Peter Aldous
...What steps his Department is taking to reduce the persecution of Christians overseas.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lord Bishop of Southwark Portrait
Lord Bishop of Southwark
Vice Chair
Bishops - Bishops
Joined: 16th December 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Janet Daby Portrait
Janet Daby
Vice Chair
Labour - Lewisham East
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Steve Double MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4408.


Public Enquiry Point:

Stephen Tunstall, International Community of the Holy Sepulchre, Monometer House, Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2HL. Tel: 020 3883 6995



International Community of the Holy Sepulchre acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
30 Nov 2020
International Community of the Holy Sepulchre
Secretariat   From : 30/11/2020 To : 29/11/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Christianity in the Holy Land APPG