The Parliamentary Christian Fellowship (PCF) is an interdenominational group of Members and Senators of Federal Parliament who seek to live out their faith while serving the Australian public through their roles in Parliament.
The PCF hosts a number of events throughout the year, some of which are open to members of the public. Australia’s National Prayer Breakfast is generally held on a Monday morning once a year in Parliament House, Canberra. In 2019 the National Prayer Breakfast was held on Monday 14 October and was addressed by Australia’s Governor General, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. More information may be found at the National Prayer Breakfast web site.
At the beginning of each Parliamentary year and at the beginning of each new Parliament, the PCF coordinates, with the Australian Capital Territory Churches Council, an ecumenical service of worship in one of Canberra’s larger church buildings. The service to mark the commencement of the 2020 Parliamentary year was held on Tuesday 4 February 2020 at the Presbyterian Church of St Andrew, 1 State Circle, Forrest. The sermon on that occasion was delivered by the Right Reverend Professor Stephen Pickard, Executive Director for the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.