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'Inspirational' - Faith Minister Lord Bourne praises church social action in Brighton

The Government's Faith Minister says it has been "inspirational" to see how churches in Brighton are positively impacting lives.

Lord Bourne met with volunteers helping rough sleepers during a visit to the St Mary and Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church in Hove on Thursday.

Speaking with Premier, he said: "They're doing great things in helping provide meals for people who are homeless - and working with other faith communities."


Lord Bourne also visited the city centre's St Peter's Church which runs a variety of projects including coaching sessions for unemployed young people and a Christians Against Poverty Money Course.

The politician, who led the Welsh Conservative Party for eleven years, embarked last year on a national Faith Tour of various religious communities.


He kicked off the initiative with a visit in December to the Highway of Holiness Church in Tottenham which operates a homeless shelter.


He continued: "It's very important for me to get out and see what's happening in communities and to see what is happening in projects up and down the country - as well as meeting some of the awesome people who are out there helping deliver on the projects in selfless ways and really it's quite inspirational to see."


Click here to listen to Premier's Cara Bentley speaking with Lord Bourne:

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