Christians in Parliament APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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

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

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

4. Violence against Christians: Central African Countries
23/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

5. FCO Support for Persecuted Christians
24/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

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 a pleasure - 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 hon. Members - 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
06/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Commonwealth Office could do to support persecuted Christians overseas. The Bishop of Truro was asked to consider - 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

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

1: move,That this House deplores the persecution of Christians overseas; supports freedom of religion or belief - Speech Link
2: governments of countries in which persecution of Christians is tolerated or encouraged to end that persecution - Speech Link
3: describing very accurately what is happening to Christians across the world. Given the involvement of the - 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. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
21/07/2021
... what steps the House of Commons Commission is taking to protect the safety of all Parliamentary staff from covid-19.

2. Parliament: Internet
asked by: Lord Pearson of Rannoch
21/07/2021
... having previously been available.

3. Parliament: Security
asked by: Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top
07/12/2020
... what the reasons are for the sponsorship of those Parliamentary passes.

4. Parliament: Visits
asked by: Theresa Villiers
09/03/2021
... if the Commission will publish a plan for lifting covid-19 restrictions on admitting visitors to Parliament.

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

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
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016