(Church Times) Government hears Brexit fears of European churches

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Representatives of churches in the diocese in Europe have expressed “deep fear and concern” to the British Government about the future of the UK outside the European Union.

Eighteen clergy from the diocese in Europe, including the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, Dr Robert Innes, gathered at the British Embassy in Brussels on Wednesday last week. They had a two-hour discussion, via video link, with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU, Lord Bridges of Headley, who was in London. The British Ambassador to Belgium, Alison Rose, joined the clergy for the discussion.

The meeting took place as the Prime Minister laid out how the Government plans to disentangle the UK from the EU in the coming months

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Posted January 27, 2017 at 8:00 am

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1. David Keller wrote:

You really need to read this article because it is not what you would think.  The fears involve “reciprocal health-care, pension arrangements, dual nationality and clergy employment rights.”  I’d like to compare it to clergy who stay in TEC because of the Church Pension Fund, but I’m just not that rude.

January 27, 9:58 am | [comment link]

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