ADVENT LETTER FROM THE BISHOP OF OXFORD, THE RT REVD DR STEVEN CROFT

Dear Sisters and Brothers Greetings at the beginning of this Advent season when the Church focusses her life on hope in God, that most slender and vital Christian virtue. In Advent we read together the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah is called the fifth gospel by the early Church.  The book is written against a background […]

Refugees Welcome MK

Here’s the latest email from Refugees Welcome MK 24 November 2016 Newsletter In this issue: STOP PRESS! Singing for Refugees – 4pm 20th Dec CMK Fish and Chip supper – 7pm 28th Nov CMK Supporters’ Summit 14th November – wonderful event – brief highlights New Help from Business and the Community What We Need Now What We […]

Christmas Starts with a Radio Campaign…

It was six weeks before Christmas and a group of church leaders were called to a meeting in Milton Keynes. Ali Burnett from ChurchAds had come to talk about a new campaign based on the slogan “Christmas Starts with Christ”. It all sounded like a great idea – a way of reversing some of the […]

CitizensMK: Leadership Forum

On Tuesday 22nd November, MK Academy hosted the annual Leaders Forum for CitizensMK.  This is where leaders from the member institutions share their findings from listening campaigns within their institutions and seek partners for further research of those issues and crafting of SMART campaign goals. Our Area Dean, Tim Norwood, was one of the two […]

Refugees Welcome: Supporters Summit

On Monday 14th November, more than 150 MK citizens packed into the Guildhall at the city centre church to formally welcome five Syrian refugee families who have arrived in MK this year. Following a negotiation immediately before with the leaders of three main political parties at MK Council offices, Council Leader Peter Marland said:  “The […]

Milton Keynes Deanery Synod

Meeting held on 4 October 2016 St. Mary’s, Bletchley What an evening! Gone are the challenges of “can I stay focused”, this was about “what are you going to do to show your Christian Faith and make a difference?” The meeting was given over to a series of presentations from Citizens MK. The objective was […]