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Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Peterborough Cathedral: Finance (13 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners have made an emergency loan to help address the cashflow challenges at Peterbourough Cathedral. In addition to this financial assistance, they have also actively supported and continue to support the Cathedral and Chapter by giving practical assistance, for example helping the Chapter evaluate options for staff restructuring and its property sale programme. The...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance (13 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The First World War Centenary cathedral Repairs Fund has currently allocated £3.45million of the £40million total, this has as so far enabled 116 vital repair and restoration projects across 57 Anglican and Catholic cathedrals to be undertaken. Lincoln Cathedral has received £1.18 million for repairs to turrets and roofs, typical of the costs faced for high-level cathedral...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (5 Sep 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England is engaging with the ‘English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review’ centrally on behalf of all the Anglican Cathedrals and Parish Churches in England. Engagement is currently at an early stage. Four workshops are being held in churches this month (September) to help inform a document that will then be...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Children in Care: Kent (5 Sep 2016)

Caroline Spelman: In July 2016 the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and then lead bishop for safeguarding, apologised unreservedly to all former residents who continue to be affected by their experiences at Kendall House. The statement can be seen at https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/07/st atement-on-kendall-house-review.aspx The Church of England accepted the review and welcomed...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (12 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Child Friendly Church Award, now achieved by well over 100 churches in the Diocese of Blackburn, places children at the centre of the worship & ministry of our parish churches. This ensures that mothers who wish to breastfeed will find a warm welcome and adequate provision in these churches. We are grateful to the honourable member for the interest he continues to take in the detailed...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: World War I: Anniversaries (7 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England has led many of the commemorative events for the First World War at a local and national level. It would not be possible to list all the activities taking place now and in the future to commemorate the sacrifice of those who fought in the First World War, but each diocese and parish is marking the centenary in its own way. A number of dioceses have produced their own...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Human Trafficking (7 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: In March 2014 the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Pope Francis and other global faith leaders, gave their backing to the Global Freedom Network (www.globalfreedomnetwork.org), a ground breaking ecumenical initiative to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. The Archbishop is planning an international conference in 2017 with the Ecumenical Patriarch. The Bishop of Derby has also been at...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Disadvantaged (15 Jun 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners have no plans to undertake such an assessment. Through its network of parishes and dioceses the Church of England is present in all the communities of England. The clergy and people of the Church of England are well placed to hear, articulate and respond to the needs and concerns of local communities. This plays an important role in informing the public engagement of...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Eritrea: Refugees (6 Jun 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided to (a) the UNHCR and (b) other organisations to support Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Credit Unions (26 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: Churches across England have responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to support credit unions and other forms of responsible credit and savings. At least 31 out of 40 dioceses have been actively involved in supporting over 50 credit unions in various ways, such as:promoting the local credit union in their congregation and wider communityrecruiting credit union volunteershosting...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (6 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 29 February 2016. The correct answer should have been: In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at Lambeth Palace Library on two separate occasions. has no record in the last three years of any of the individuals involved in these investigations making an application...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (6 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at Lambeth Palace Library on two separate occasions. 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.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Community Relations (5 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners welcome the Government’s recent announcement of a further £1.5 million for the Near Neighbours programme, which is administered by the Church Urban Fund. This third round of funding for Near Neighbours will help it build on its successful track record of delivering projects up and down the country to transform local areas by strengthening relationships...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Repairs and Maintenance (10 Mar 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England has engaged with the recent consultation from the Treasury over the future of the Landfill Communities Fund. Local churches are able to apply to the fund to support restoration, extension and repair projects. Local parishes have benefitted from this generosity since its creation in 1996. Over its lifetime the scheme has enabled churches across the country to benefit from...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (29 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: 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. 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...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (29 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The language of “guilt” and “charge sheets” refers to criminal cases. The claim against Bishop Bell was a civil claim. The civil courts do not use charge sheets and as a result there has not been a charge sheet for the Estates Commissioners to see then or now.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries (23 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England will mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty with a large number of events and activities at national and local levels, including a national service of celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral. Alongside these events, the Bible Society and HOPE have released a companion book titled “The Servant Queen”, with a foreword written by Her Majesty that discusses how...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church Commissioners: Pay (23 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The following information relates to employees of the Church of England's National Church Institutions (NCIs). Senior salaries, gender and race information are published each year in the annual reports of Archbishops’ Council, Pensions Board and Church Commissioners. Women make up 55% of the total workforce and hold just over 40% of the roles at a senior level. Most roles fit into a pay...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (5 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Diocese of Blackburn and the National Church Institutions of the Church of England do not hold these details and obtaining the information would incur disproportionate cost. The Church of England works with a wide variety of debt advice charities at a national and local level. Many parishes will offer space in buildings or allow debt advice surgeries to be held in their churches. Parish...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Community Relations (4 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division developed the open and sustainable churches initiative five years ago, and now 80% of churches provide a function beyond purely worship, with 54% of Anglican parishes running at least one organised activity to address social or community need. Churches are being used as citizen’s advice bureau, post offices, shops,...


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