Families and Marriages: Support from the Church

Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

What steps the Church is taking to support and strengthen families and marriages.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Both archbishops are very committed to strengthening families and marriages across the country, which is why they have launched their commission on families and households to see what greater support the Church can provide in this vital area of our national life.

Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

What a welcome response. Given that the Government have recently announced the foundation of the National Centre for Family Hubs, led by the Anna Freud Centre, and given the interest in family hubs from our local Hope Church in Blackwood, what communication has the hon. Member had with the Family Hubs Network to ensure that churches are involved in this support that is being offered to vulnerable families across our local communities?

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

I am grateful for the hon. Lady’s question. Like her, I am a great fan of family hubs. The families and households commission will be looking carefully at how family hubs can help families to flourish and how churches could be involved in this important work.