National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2018

What can Christianity offer our society in the 21st Century?


The 2018 National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast will take place on Tuesday 19th June, with the main Prayer Breakfast programme starting at 7.30am and finishing at 9.00am. There will then be a full programme of seminars, which will take place between 9.15am and 10.15am, as well as the option of going on a tour of the Palace of Westminster. The chair of the breakfast this year is Ian Blackford MP. Our main speaker this year is Revd Dr Timothy Keller, who be addressing the theme of 'What can Christianity offer our society in the 21st Century?'

Please find an outline of the full programme below:

Tuesday 19th June

6.30am – Doors open

7.30am – Main Prayer Breakfast programme begins in Westminster Hall

9.00am – End of main Prayer Breakfast programme

9.15am – Seminars and tour:

  • Ending Modern Day Slavery : the role of the Christian Church in partnership with State, Business and Civil Society – International Justice Mission UK

    This seminar will explore the importance of the Church and individual Christians taking a leading role to end modern day slavery, both as the Church and as members of Government, Business and Civil Society. Leveraging the abolitionist heritage of the UK Church, we will explore the importance of the institution of the Church, State, Business and Civil Society working together to create an unstoppable social movement to end slavery for ever.
    Facilitated by David Westlake, CEO of IJM UK, in conversation with Baroness Caroline Cox, Lord Michael Hastings CBE, Revd Rachel Carnegie and Kevin Hyland OBE, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

  • Civic Prayer Breakfasts – how to run one and the impact they can have – Cinnamon Network

    Find out how to run a Civic Prayer Breakfast in your town hall and what the impact can be for the churches in your village, town or city.

    The Times newspaper recently said, “It is hoped that as many as 200 civic prayer breakfasts will take place in town halls across Britain... as council leaders say yes to invitations from their local churches to name the issues that are worrying them the most and join with faith leaders to pray for resolution.”

    Led by Matt Bird, Founder of Cinnamon Network, Gary Streeter MP, Chair of Christians in Parliament, and friends from around the UK.

  • Reconciliation in a divided culture – Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

    "I am offended” has become one of the most powerful phrases in the English language. In an age when disagreement has become synonymous with not only disapproval but also with hatred, how do we understand this cultural shift; and how do we develop a means to constructively engage with it? How do we balance our desire for justice with our obligation to extend grace?

    Michael Ramsden, International Director of RZIM and joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, will lead this seminar and confront one of the biggest challenges of today.

  • The historical and biblical roots of women’s suffrage – Bible Society

    In the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act, historian Dr Sarah C Williams will be exploring the untold story of the role of the Bible in the Women's Suffrage movement.

    Following her talk, she will be in conversation with writer, broadcaster and theologian Chine McDonald, who will offer a reflection and response to Dr Williams, as well as taking questions from the audience.

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