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 opening of the 46th Parliament was held on Tuesday 2 July 2019 at St Christopher’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, 55 Franklin Street, Forrest. The speaker was the Right Reverend Mark Short, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn.