News from the All-Party Parliamentary Group

Faith Covenant Forum Meeting, 10 March 2021

On 10th March 2021, the APPG hosted its third Faith Covenant Forum, a virtual roundtable discussion providing an opportunity for Covenant holders to share learning and best practice, and for prospective Covenant areas to hear and ask questions about how and why they should establish one.

This Forum meeting was chaired by Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, and featured updates from Brighton and Hove and Preston, as well as a discussion around the idea of a “new deal with faith communities”, as proposed in Danny Kruger MP’s recent report.

For minutes of the meeting, see here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Faith Covenant or how you might set one up in your Local Authority Area, please contact

In the context of the pandemic, the Covenant has really come into its own.
Mukhtar, Preston

We fed 400 Indian university students without food during the pandemic, and it would not have been possible without the reach into communities through the Covenant.
Cllr Peter Kelley, Preston

The faith sector is possibly the most trusted of sectors by the most vulnerable of people
Es Rosen, Barnet