Sir Tony thanks Chancellor for £40 million church repair fund in Budget

Sir Tony Baldry MP. NNL-141222-122504009
Sir Tony Baldry MP. NNL-141222-122504009

Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry has thanked chancellor George Osborne after an additional £40 million was included in this year’s Budget for church roof repairs.

Sir Tony speaks for the Church of England in the House of Commons, and speaking about the announcement yesterday (Wednesday), he said: “Given everything else that he has to consider including in the Budget, I am delighted that the Chancellor has been able to make available a further £40 million to help parish churches up and down England complete essential repairs to their church roofs and to continue to serve their communities.

“During my time as Second Church Estates Commissioner I have been very impressed by the number of times that the Chancellor has given help to cathedrals and parish churches.

“This additional money will make sure that for more villages and communities their parish church can be a blessing and not a burden.”