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Mark Prisk, the Government Minister for Housing, took part in a Commons debate about the contribution of 'Faith Communities' and made reference to the work of Churches Together in regard to new housing areas.

The reference is:

Several hon. Members mentioned the role of Churches Together, and churches and faith groups around them can help new communities as well. In Devon—in Cranbrook, near Exeter—alongside the work that we are doing as a Government with bricks and mortar to establish a lasting community, I was delighted to see the role of the Churches Together, which has ensured that, from the start, there is a minister—not a Government Minister—for Cranbrook, Mark Gilborson, who is helping to bind the community together. Whatever I may do as Minister for Housing, communities will not be defined by bricks and mortar; they will be defined by people and how the community binds together.

Members of the Churches Together in England coordinating group for New Housing Areas recently met Mr Prisk and produced the following Press Release of the issues discussed. Download the Press Release.

The full text from the House of Commons is:


Jim Currin, 03/07/2013
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