The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 4th March 2021.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous The Second Church Estates Commissioner

My hon. Friend will be reassured that the Archbishop of York told the General Synod on Saturday that the Church needs more priests, not fewer, and a parish system revitalised for mission to tell even more people about the good news of Jesus, building on the amazing work that the Church has done to meet those in need during the pandemic.