Date: 19 March 2015
Invitation from the Bishop of Chichester
For students and sixth formers aged 18+ to attend a
pre general election debate at St. Peter's Church.
6.30pm to 8.00pm on Monday 20 April to Tuesday 21 April.
One of the interesting aspects of the recent
referendum in Scotland was the decision to include 16 to 17 year
olds. It’s thought that about 80% of those eligible did
register to vote, and overwhelmingly it seemed that they voted for
change. Those just slightly older were more
As we approach the General Election, I believe
that it is of vital importance to ensure that the voice of young
people is heard. It is their future, as well as that of every
other age group, that is being decided.
With this aim in mind, I am writing to invite
students to participate in an event that will give the student
voice a platform.
Participants will be invited to state their
views on what they are looking for in candidates for election, what
policies they hope a new government will pursue, what is realistic
for us as a nation and globally, what is out-dated, what makes for
a good society, and what is damaging to life and future
In the reversal of roles on Question Time, we
will be asking a panel from a varied range of interests to put
questions and comments to the student participants.
This event will be taking place 6.30pm to
8.00pm, in St Peter’s church, central Brighton. Participation
Bishop Martin Warner, The Bishop of
Any questions / contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: If you are coming in a
group of 10 or more, please contact Danny Pegg to RSVP. If anyone
under 18 wishes to attend as part of a school/college/group then
please contact Danny for further information for youth booking.
Sixth form / college groups are very welcome, with prior