Report from the Deanery Leadership Team: What’s been going on since November…
On 19th February at 6:30PM Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes hosted a special Supporters’ Meeting in which we asked for supporters to step up and ‘Do Something Big’.
Citizens:UK have now moved to new premises (down the road!) at 136 Cavell Street, Whitechapel, London. Members of MK Deanery shared in the celebrations, and The Rt Rev Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney in the Diocese of London, who works closely with Citizens:UK, came to bless the new premises.
I’m hoping to visit all thirty-one churches in Milton Keynes Deanery by the summer. I’m happy to preach but am keen to see how things happen on a normal Sunday.
In 1 Kings 19.1-16 we read about a particularly significant episode in the life of Elijah. The nation of Israel was facing a cultural, political and religious conflict on a massive scale. On the one side, we have King Ahab, with his infamous wife, Jezebel. On the other, we have Elijah and the prophets of […]
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We put together a campaign based on the theme, “Where’s Jesus?” This was intended to focus on the idea that Jesus can be found in unlikely places, and amongst marginalised people. There was also a tongue-in-cheek link to “Where’s Walley” which we wanted to play with using social media. A grant of £2,000 from the […]
The aim of this project is to investigate the use of community organising in an Anglican Deanery. There will be three key areas of investigation which are closely related: 1. The role of the Area Dean as an ‘organiser’ 2. The use of an ‘organising cycle’ by a Deanery Synod 3. The partnership between a […]
The 2018 Delegates Assembly of Citizens MK has agreed to support four campaigns for 2018. These are: Mental Health, Fight Against Hate, Housing and Homelessness, and Young People’s Voices. Cornerstone Church was particularly well represented, with Fidele Mutwarasibo, taking the lead on Hate Crime, and Tess Price convening the Mental Health group. Tim Norwood spoke […]
On Sunday 4th of February, Tim ran a short session at the Church of the Servant King. The two hour session was an opportunity for him to talk about his sabbatical, and to introduce a project he hopes to run with Deanery Synod over the next three meetings. Tim’s sabbatical focussed on Community Organising, the […]