Work starts on improvements in Milton

A SPADE blessing ceremony has marked the beginning of work to install a kitchen and toilet at St Blaise Church in Milton.

The Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust has donated a grant of £16,000 to the project. The Rt Revd Colin Fletcher, the Bishop of Dorchester and President of OHCT, led prayers to mark the start of the work.

Blessing the spade in Great Milton.

The aim, in line with a wider community plan for the village, is to provide a community space in the church for youth clubs, homework clubs, receptions after baptisms and funerals, coffee and tea clubs for older people, exercise classes, cinema evenings, concerts, quiz nights, harvest suppers, barn dances and other events.