Christianity: Asylum

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, whether he has had recent discussions with the Church of England on the number of asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity in the last year.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

Specific discussion on that issue has not taken place. Data are not kept on the nationality or migration status of those who seek Baptism. Baptism is a sacrament ordained by God and must always be open to anyone regardless of race, nationality or status, so long as they meet the requirements set out in Canon law.

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