Department of Health Christian Network Group

Welcome to the Department of Health's Christian Network Group!

 

Vision & Strategy

 

Our vision is to be recognised as a respected and valued staff network group, which contributes to the general health and wellbeing of staff within the department and provides a Christian perspective on key health policy developments.

 

We aim to achieve this by:

 

• Raising general staff awareness of the Network
• Engaging with senior staff in the department
• Holding open events for all staff
• Contributing to equality impact assessments
• Providing support for staff through prayer and fellowship

 

In delivering this vision, we work closely with Christians in Government (CIGUK), the cross government Christian Network, and with Christian groups in other departments, especially DWP based in Quarry House, Leeds.

 

Purpose of the Network

 

The Network:

 

• contributes to the Core Values of the Department of Health by actively providing a source of Christian advice, representation and support for all staff
• provides a forum for Christians of all denominations working within the Department of Health
• recognises the contribution that Christians can make and work to build relationships for a more inclusive culture
• works to dispel any myths about Christianity by creating opportunities for staff at all levels to learn about the key issues and beliefs of the Christian Faith
• contributes to a better understanding of diversity across the department.

Christians in Government

 

We are linked to Christians in Government UK (CIG UK) and regularly participate and support their events, for example:


• the Whitehall Christmas Carol Service
• Week of Prayer
• 1st Friday of the month Prayer Meeting Building Meetings
• Monthly 24-hour Prayer
• Easter Service
• Annual Conference and Workshops

 

Meetings


There are regularly weekly meetings in Quarry, Skipton, Richmond and Wellington Houses:

 

Quarry House - Leeds
Wednesdays between 12.30pm - 1.30pm

 

Richmond House - Whitehall, London
Thursdays between 1:00 pm and 1:45 pm.

 

Skipton House - Elephant and Castle, London
Wednesdays between 12.45pm - 1.30pm

 

Wellington House - Waterloo, London
Mondays between 1.00pm - 1.30pm in Prayer Room LG25.

 

To be put in contact with the DoH Christian Network Reps in these locations, please e-mail christiannetworkgroup@dh.gsi.gov.uk 

 

 

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