Two political figures also addressed the delegates, Conservative Councillor Mary Douglas of Salisbury St Francis and Stratford and the Labour MP for East Ham, Stephen Timms.

Councillor Mary Douglas focused on some key issues of current concern in education: Religious Education (RE), family breakdown, Sexual Relationships and Education (SRE), extremism and truth.

“[The government] treats all religions with equal merit. It fails to accept that our nation’s values are rooted in Christianity”,

she said.