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National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2016

Revd Clive Hicks, vicar at Holy Trinity Church Ossett, visited Parliament on 14 June for the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, with Mary.

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast is held with the kind permission of the Speaker and the Lord Speaker and is an annual recognition of the contribution that Christianity makes to the national life of the UK.

The main speaker at the breakfast was Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, on the theme of The Church in the Middle East.

The breakfast began with a minute’s silence for the victims of the Orlando attack.

Following his visit, Clive said: "It was such a privilege to join MPs and other leaders from across the UK to pray for government and politics at this unique gathering. It was good to connect with Mary, and I appreciate the efforts she and so many make on our behalf."

Mary said: “It was fantastic to welcome Clive to Parliament for this special event, attended by church leaders not just from Britain but around the world. At a time of global uncertainty, we reflect on our Christian values of compassion and solidarity, standing shoulder to shoulder with our neighbours of all faiths and none as we strive to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for our children and grandchildren.”

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