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Chaplin to the Council?

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Our Mayor has asked, through the Clerk, that we appoint a Chaplin to the Council from one of the Church's within the Town. In our multi-faith society is this request valid in 2018?
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If you are a council with the power of general competence, then yes they can appointment one (following a vote). The law was clarified under Eric Pickles, when they tried to ban prayers before council meetings.
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Thanks for your prompt reply. The Chaplin would be from one of our Christian Churches in a Town that has other faiths (Muslim etc). Would they (other faiths) have a right to seek some representation?

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