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[16 Oct 2015]
Ensuring that church buildings are a blessing and not a burden

Every day of the year, churches across England are open for their local community, providing a place of worship and prayer and opportunity for encounter with God. Church buildings are also places for numerous services to the community, from play groups to lunch clubs for the elderly, to support and welcome for vulnerable people.

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[13 Oct 2015]
CBC Chair encourages people to respond to Church Buildings Review Report

Today sees the publication of a report which takes a wide-ranging look at the way in which the Church of England discharges its responsibilities for nearly 16,000 church buildings. It was commissioned jointly by the Archbishops’ Council and the Church Commissioners who have both given a general welcome to the report, concluding that it should be of wide interest around the Church and beyond.

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[23 Sep 2015]
Tony Baldry’s Manifesto for General Synod

I want to put all that I have learned over the years, and all that I am to the service of General Synod. I believe passionately in the Church of England being a church for the whole nation. I want to work with all those wish to see Church of England grow, to help encourage and foster the growth of congregations and in particular to bend every effort to encourage as many children, teenagers, and young adults as possible to be involved with the Church of England.

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[2 Jul 2015]
Details of the Agincourt 600 Commemorative Fund

By a grant agreement between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Support of the DCMS and Agincourt 600 (COI 1154991) it is agreed that the Secretary of State will pay up to £1m in a grant to Agincourt 600: ‘the grant will be used to contribute to the costs of events and educational activities organised by Agincourt 600 and subsidiary organisations to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt across the UK and Europe. The Grant shall be used solely for these purposes and shall not be applied other than in accordance with the terms of the agreement’.

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[5 Jun 2015]
Sir Tony Baldry to become Banbury Museum Patron

Sir Tony Baldry, who retired as MP for North Oxfordshire at the General Election, has agreed to become Patron to the recently formed Banbury Museum Trust.

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[27 Mar 2015]
Tony Baldry to become a Patron of Katharine House Hospice

Sir Tony Baldry who is standing down from Parliament is to become a Patron of Katharine House Hospice. Shortly after the Katharine House Hospice was opened, Tony Baldry helped set up in Parliament with the late Labour MP, Jack Ashley, the first All Party Hospice Support Group.

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[26 Mar 2015]
Church of England welcomes Royal Assent for Lords Spiritual (Women) Act

The Church of England has welcomed Royal Assent today for an Act that will bring forward the introduction of the first women diocesan bishops into the House of Lords.

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[26 Mar 2015]
Sir Tony stands down as Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire

As Parliament has now dissolved, Sir Tony has now ceased to be a Member of Parliament.

Sir Tony said:

“It has been an enormous privilege to serve the people of North Oxfordshire for almost a third of century. I am incredibly grateful to all those who have supported me over the years, particularly my loyal staff without whom my office would not have operated so smoothly.”

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[26 Mar 2015]
Baldry welcomes £100,000 roof grant for St Mary’s Banbury

Banbury MP, the Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry has today welcomed news that St Mary’s Banbury will receive £100,000 towards the repair of its roof.