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Churches' Legislation Advisory Service

Identification number in the register: 44714817242-36
Registration date: 23/11/2011 18:27:37

The information on this entity was last modified on: 21/04/2015 12:50:56
The date of the last annual update was: 21/04/2015 12:50:56
Next update due latest on: 21/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Churches' Legislation Advisory Service



    Section of registration

V - Organisations representing churches and religious communities

Organisations representing churches and religious communities

    Contact details

Church House
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ

(+44) 2072221265

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Alastair Redfern


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Frank Cranmer


    Goals / remit

CLAS is a Judaeo-Christian ecumenical body bringing together the interests of Christian Churches and the Jewish community in their dealings with Government in all its aspects (other than education). Its primary role is as a vehicle for conveying to the Government the views of the churches on legislation and other matters which directly affect them and likewise as a channel through which the Government can consult the churches as a whole on such matters. "Government" includes local as well as central Government; Government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the EU Commission in Brussels, as well as Westminster/Whitehall; and the CLAS also acts for the churches in their dealings with the major organisations (banks, water and electricity companies, etc) whose activities affect them. From time to time CLAS itself has sponsored legislation on matters of particular interest to it. A secondary, but no less important, function is to provide information on the impact on the churches of legislation and proposals for legislation, and, as appropriate, to act on behalf of churches and ministers of religion in seeking to cure anomalies and bring about a regime that is as fair as possible.

  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Matters influencing the operation of church organisations.








    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Culture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation

    Membership and affiliation


Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales(2000000),
Church of England(1750000),
Roman Catholic Church in Scotland(650000),
Church of Scotland(600000),
Church of Ireland(390000),
Methodist Church(293000),
Greek Orthodox Church (Thyateira)(300000),
Baptist Union of Great Britain(141000),
Lutheran Church(120000),
Presbyterian Church in Ireland(300000),
United Reformed Church(100000),
Church in Wales(68000),
Salvation Army(50000),
Union of Welsh Independents(33000),
Presbyterian Church of Wales(30000),
Scottish Episcopal Church(30000),
Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance(20000),
Assemblies of God in Gt Britain and Ireland(20000),
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)(16000),
Baptist Union of Wales(14837),
Free Church of Scotland(11500),
Congregational Federation(9200),
United Free Church of Scotland(4000),
Apostolic Church(2500),
Assoc of Grace Baptist Churches(1000),
Independent Methodist Churches(1000),
Moravian Church(1000),
Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches(22000),
United Synagogue(20000),
Seventh Day Adventists(5000),
Evangelical Alliance(2000),
Christian Science(1000)


    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

100,000 €


No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

0 €

0 €

100,000 €

0 €

100,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.