CIG Member Networks

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CIG represents Christians working in national government service across the country. Affiliated departments and organisations include those listed below. Christians in other departments are welcome to join us – just contact us, to be put in contact with any of these networks.

Christian Network groups currently meet regularly in both Victoria Quay and St Andrew’s House to study the Bible and pray. You are very welcome to join us, whatever denomination you are from or even if you are just curious.

If you would like to join us, please get in touch with one of us to find out more.

Victoria Quay

St Andrew’s House

A group meets in headquarters in Bootle, just north of Liverpool, weekly at lunchtimes. Local staff from Sefton Council and the Office for Nuclear Regulation also attend and our activities are mostly Bible study/prayer. This group can be used as a central contact point for HSE or ONR as a whole although we currently have no coordinated activity across geographical locations. We have previously run Alpha in the workplace 5 times. We advertise via an intranet page and have used the notices monitor at the building entrances for special events.

A Defence Christian Network is in the process of being formally established worldwide to aid fellowship between Christians in Defence, so to connect, support and inspire colleagues to explore, develop and live out the Christian faith at work and with the support of the military Christian fellowships and Christians in Government, help provide a better and more diverse workplace

Please direct initial enquiries to:

Lt Col Simon Maggs - Simon.Maggs265@mod.gov.uk

Mrs Anne Quiggin - anne.quiggin100@mod.gov.uk

Defra staff in Westminster are based in both 2 Marsham Street and Nobel House. We aim to meet every Wednesday lunch time at Defra HQ in Nobel House. Our activities usually include bible studies/discussion/prayer and we occasionally have external speakers, typically from Christian non-governmental organisations with links to Defra's work.

Defra has a number of offices around the country, notably York and Bristol amongst others. There are no formal meetings as such at these sites but do contact us if you would like to connect with other Christians. We advertise via a departmental intranet page, posters round the building in designated points, and also in the Department's bulletin. For more information contact christians@defra.gsi.gov.uk. For Animal Health/VLA, please see separate entry.

The GOGGS Christian Fellowship is a vibrant and diverse group of Christians from different denominations and backgrounds who meet weekly to explore the Christian faith. We are a multi-Departmental group, with over 150 members from all Departments who work in the GOGGS building (1 Horse Guards Road and 100 Parliament Street). We hold two weekly meetings; a prayer meeting on Tuesdays, and a Fellowship meeting on Thursday lunchtimes during term-time which has a varied programme including Bible studies, outreach events, prayer, speakers and socials.

If you work in either 1 Horse Guards Road, or 100 Parliament Street and are interested in joining the GOGGS Christian Fellowship, please email networks@christiansingovernment.org.uk.