Of all the institutions discussed when talking about the Church of England and its present issues, parliament is not one that usually comes up.
Many believe that whilst the King is the Supreme Governor, the CofE is otherwise independent. This is not so.
Parliament has a role to play.
EVENT 2: MPs & SUPPORTERS
Thank you to all those who attended our meeting on April 25th 2023. We had 35 MPs and Lords on the evening to hear why the rural parishes are worth saving. Please find the transcripts and slides for the two presentations for those who could not attend.
Talk given by Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent at a Save The Parish meeting for MPs and supporters in the House of Commons on 25 Apr 2023 addressing whether parish mergers and cuts to parish clergy are financially necessary.
Talk given by Professor Canon the Rev. Alison Milbank at a Save The Parish meeting for MPs and supporters in the House of Commons on 25 Apr 2023 on why it is worth saving the valuable work that rural parishes do.
EVENT 1: LAITY & SUPPORTERS
Thank you so much to all those who attended our inaugural Save the Parish in Parliament meeting.
Our speakers did a great job of outlining the problems parishes face, the finances behind the scenes, and how parliament can help us change the tide.
Please find a transcript of the meeting here: