Latest News | 12 May 2020

Bishop addresses the House

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The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Libby Lane, of Bondholder Derby Cathedral, has become the first bishop to make a virtual maiden speech in the House of Lords.

Bishop Libby made her maiden speech in the House of Lords, as part of a debate on the case for increasing income equality in the light of the recent health emergency (Covid-19), brought by the Archbishop of York.

She drew particular attention to the disproportionate and detrimental impact income inequality and lack of sustainability has on children and their households.

Bishop Libby said: “In this national time of emergency, we know there is much to be done to respond to every child, to keep all our children and young people safe, to support the mental health and well-being of our children, and to protect children and their families facing increased financial insecurity as a result of this crisis.”

In her speech, Bishop Libby also praised diocesan staff, clergy and congregations for their work during the Covid-19 outbreak.


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