Diocese of Portsmouth

General Election 2024

How can churches engage with politics during a General Election campaign? Among other things, our churches can host hustings events at which Parliamentary candidates can outline their views and ask questions. We can also encourage people to vote and to play their part in the democratic process. And we can also encourage people to pray for our nation, as it takes big decisions about its future.

For the 2024 election, the national Church of England has launched a campaign called 'Pray Your Part', which aims to encourage prayer and engagement with the political process. Details here. It includes daily reflections from June 14 until Polling Day, which will be shared in print and digitally. You can order print copies here and sign up for the digital updates here.

For churches that are hosting hustings events, there is a guide from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland that be downloaded from here, as well as some more general guidance on how churches can be involved here. Some details of churches that are hosting hustings events are below.

Your church can also help to encourage voters to register, using some of the resources produced by Citizens UK and passed on by the national C of E. Discover more about how churches can facilitate voter registration here, and how they can become Voter Registration Champions here.

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