Easton near Huntingdon has just given its a church a real birthday. They’ve raised pots of money to put in a new stone floor, relocate the font, and use the new space to install a smashing new community room and “facilities”. Since the next largest gathering space in the village would seem to be the telephone box, the new space is already in demand from all sorts of users, and it looks like being a great success. I was there on Sunday with lots of other people (above) to share a strawberry tea and bless the new works – and say very well done indeed to all who made it possible. The last time the


church had a makeover was a hundred years ago (when the south aisle was rebuilt – complete with water spouts shaped as farm animals by the architect Inskip Ladds (right). The new work is a fitting contribution for another century, but now the team have got the wind in their sails I hope they keep on going and come up with some more good schemes as this lovely mini-cathedral of a church comes to life.