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Bishops in the House of Lords

Bishops in the House of Lords

26 bishops sit in the House of Lords. This section provides information about their historic and present role, and details of the current occupants of the Bishops' Benches.


The Church of England was partner in the UN's International Year of Biodiversity (2010) through its Shrinking the Footprint campaign and continues to work actively in this area.

The Big Society

The coalition government's ideas about encouraging a "Big Society" have been received with considerable interest by churches as practical neighbourliness and voluntary service for the sake of others have been motifs of Christian discipleship for centuries.

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