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[15 Feb 2016]
Budding young artist Lucas wins design competition for Queen’s birthday celebrations

The winner of a competition to design a logo for the Church of England’s celebrations in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday has been announced. The logo designed by Lucas Salinger, aged 10, from Hertfordshire, was picked from over 1000 entries.

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[3 Feb 2016]
What are Festival Churches?

Speaking at a meeting organised by Caroline Spelman, the Second Church Estates Commissioner, in the House of Commons on Wednesday 3rd February, Sir Tony Baldry, Chair of the Church Buildings Council, gave a briefing on Festival Churches.

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[6 Jan 2016]
Sir Tony Baldry: “Church buildings at the centre of community action to assist flood clean up”

Church buildings have been at the centre of community action following the floods which continue this week to devastate huge swathes of our country. Often being built on higher ground they have remained dry and become centres of refuge for people evacuated from their homes.

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[16 Dec 2015]
Sharing resource launched to enable churches to prepare for HM The Queen’s 90th birthday

A central news sharing resource for churches has been launched to encourage and equip communities as they organise celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th official birthday in June 2016.

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[25 Nov 2015]
Chair of the Church Buildings Council contributes to debate at General Synod on the future of church buildings

I concur with everything said by Bishop John in his excellent speech and I will thus try not to repeat any of the points that have already been made. Our purpose has to be to ensure that our church buildings are blessings and not burdens.

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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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[2 Apr 2015]
Lichfield Mercury: £800,000 Cathedral rewiring and lighting grant announced during visit by church commissioner

An £800,000 grant to replace the wiring and install new lighting in Lichfield Cathedral was announced by Sir Tony Baldry, representing the Church Commissioners during a visit to the city yesterday (Wednesday April 1).

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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.

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[26 Mar 2015]
Chancellor announces details of church roof grants

Chancellor awards £30 million funding package for listed places of worship today, with second round of £25 million to open for 2015-16