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Finest Hour 163, Summer 2014

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BLADON, OXFORD, MAY 20TH— Robert Courts, a member of the St. Martin’s Parochial Church Council, who updated us on the Churchill gravesite (FH 161: 57), has with family approval arranged to clean the Churchill gravemarker and sends us photographs of its improved appearance. We are grateful to know there is a Churchillian on the scene in bladon, who so faithfully maintains an interest in the gravesite.

Robert also advises us that the Parochial Church Council of St Martin’s bladon has commissioned a new stained glass window to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston’s death in 2015. Emma blount will produce the window, which will contain a depiction of St. Martin along with heraldry and symbols associated with Churchill’s life. The Rector, Canon Adrian daffern, said: “After a detailed period of research we shortlisted three artists, all of whom came up with wonderfully imaginative results. but it was Emma who captured our imagination with her mastery of the brief and her stunning design.”

The window will be unveiled next spring. donations towards the cost of the window would be gratefully appreciated, and the names of all the donors will be recorded inside the church. For information contact Canon daffern via email: rectorblenheim@btinternet.com.

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