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UK Parliament’s Conservative Christian Fellowship Turns 30

by | Mon, Nov 23 2020

The UK parliament’s Conservative Christian Fellowship has celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Each of the major political parties has a Christian group within its ranks, with Labour’s Christians on the Left also celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.

The CCF was founded in 1990 when a group of students came together to address criticisms that Christian faith and conservative policies were incompatible.

Premier News reports, the group is now made up of MPs, constituents, and their peers, who meet together for prayer, and to discuss how their faith impacts on their politics.

As part of the celebrations, Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg, a devout Catholic, gave an online speech over Zoom to more than 100 members, expanding on comments he made in parliament earlier this month, about the role of the state and authority of God.

Co-founder David Burrowes, a former MP and now parliamentary director of CCF, hopes to see the group continue to encourage Christian MPs in their faith journey.