He noted June 25 that the diocese's income was down by a third since the government announced a nationwide lockdown March 23. He said that this loss of around $875,000 would have a long-term impact on the diocese's ability to maintain its buildings.
Kane, the Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, urged the government to consider introducing an "enhanced gift aid scheme" to shore up diocesan finances.
In his comments to CNA, Davies said that he was grateful to Kane for raising the issue in Parliament.
He said: "We have been working to mitigate the impact at parish level and are grateful for parishioners who were able to continue giving support via online giving through the crisis otherwise the situation would be even more serious."
"The Shrewsbury Diocese will be looking at what savings are possible by reducing costs or deferring expenditure. This sadly means that the largest outgoings in parishes on planned repairs and maintenance will be an area where savings will be sought."
The bishop said he was also concerned that building works would be more expensive than they were before the coronavirus crisis because "contractors have to pass on costs to allow them to operate within the bounds of COVID security."