Citizens from across the Thames Valley area will be gathering on the 11th June. This assembly will not happen at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone – as originally planned – but online using Zoom.
This will be a significant event, marking the launch of Thames Valley Citizens – which will link community alliances in Milton Keynes, Oxford and Reading.
This is a high priority for Milton Keynes Deanery, and is supported by the Diocese of Oxford, as part of the “Making a Bigger Difference” priority. The Bishop of Oxford will be speaking, and the agenda will reflect issues that have been agreed by local people.
The aims are to:
- Bring key leaders from MK, Reading and Oxford together to take action together as part of Thames Valley Citizens;
- Enable civil society institutions across the Thames Valley to reflect together on the challenges they face because of Covid-19, encourage solidarity, and begin to envision what a more just post-Covid Thames Valley could look like;
- Celebrate the contribution made by local government, NHS, police and emergency services, listen to the Covid-related challenges they face now and in the future, offer the support of civil society, and seek their support to make the Thames Valley a more just place post-Covid.
We need to get as many people to come to the event as possible, because “turnout” demonstrates our interest. Three of our parishes are members of Citizens MK in their own right, but we have committed to bring a further forty from the rest of the Deanery. Please register here if you want a Deanery ticket.
11th June 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30pm