About the National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

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 National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2014 took place on Tuesday 17th June. The theme was 'Global Christianity in the 21st Century' and the main speaker was the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP as the chair.

In addition to the main breakfast programme, there was a programme of seminars following the Breakfast:

  • The Bible: word for the world? – a global conversation about the history, impact and future for the world’s bestseller – hosted by Bible Society

  • How Christian is Aid? – Christian Aid panel discussion with parliamentarians

  • Christians, Muslims and global social cohesion – a panel discussion led by Interserve

  • Defending truth in the marketplace of ideas – a presentation and Q&A with Michael Ramsden, Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

  • Lessons from Wilberforce: Addressing slavery in 2014 – a presentation and discussion led by CARE

  • Service of prayer and worship in the chapel of St Mary Undercroft – led by Rev’d Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Speaker’s Chaplain

  • A tour of the Palace of Westminster – led by a Parliamentary Guide

There was also the opportunity for attendees to attend Evensong at Westminster Abbey, followed by a tour on Monday 16th June at 5.00pm.