Directory: Churches and People

General Election 2017: Archbishops' Letter to Parishes & Chaplaincies

06 May 2017

In a pastoral letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York urge people to set aside ‘apathy and cynicism and draw new inspiration from the ancient Christian virtues of ‘love, trust and hope.

The three-page letter, intended to be shared through the Church of Englands network of parishes and chaplaincies from today onward, calls for space for faith in political debate and says politicians must be free to speak openly about their own beliefs and convictions and be treated fairly for doing so.

The full letter may be read by downloading the following PDF file:

Archbishops' letter to the Parishes and Chaplaincies of the Church of England.pdf, 223 KB PDF document


Helpful resources designed to help us to prepare and pray ahead of the General Election will be shared on the following page.