Christians to meet MP for Q and A session

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Christians across Pendle will gather on Sunday evening to meet local MP Andrew Stephenson in an informal evening of questions and answers.

The evening, organised and hosted by Wheatley Lane Methodist Church, has been set up in order to help Christians engage positively with the political agenda.

Mr Stephenson will take questions from the audience about his personal journey into politics as well as addressing issues on the current political agenda and themes that are particularly important to people of faith.

The Rev. Gareth Higgs, minister at Wheatley Lane, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for local Christians to meet their elected representative on their own turf. It is informal enough to allow people to engage with Andrew the man, and structured enough to allow people to challenge and query the big political themes of our day. It promises to be a really good and engaging event giving scope for people to meet their MP.”

The evening begins with a light tea at 5 p.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Mr Stephenson will be taking questions from the audience from 6pm onwards.

The church has engaged with the political arena before. In the run up to last year’s General Election, the church opened its doors for the local community to pray and consider how to use their vote. The church remains impartial with regard to party politics and invites Mr Stephenson in his role as current elected MP.

More information can be obtained from Mr Higgs on 694439.

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