Talk by Tim Norwood for St Michael’s, Woburn Sands.
Citizens from across the Thames Valley area will be gathering in Milton Keynes on the 29th April. It will be a significant evening, marking the launch of Citizens Thames Valley – which will link community alliances in Milton Keynes, Oxford and Reading.
Meet the parliamentary candidates on December 2nd with our partners in Citizens MK.
Thursday June 20th: To celebrate World Refugee Day meet us at 6pm at the MK Rose in Campbell Park for a short ‘gathering’. Deputy Mayor Andrew Geary to attend. 6.30pm onwards at MK Gallery event space (short, accessible walk from the Rose) for informal celebration, conversation, nibbles and soft drinks.
Where we Started: I was looking back recently at the initial notes those on our table made a year ago before UMH met to form a group. I found it interesting to see we are still engaging with all those initial ideas, but I thought it worth reminding ourselves of 3 in particular:- 1. Make […]
Our 3 church Member Institutions (Christ the Cornerstone; St Frideswide’s and Stantonbury & Willen Ecumenical Partnership) sent members in support of Citizens:MK’s ‘House the Homeless’ Assembly.
Deanery Synod on the 15th March was part of Tim’s Deanery Organising project. The aim of this meeting was to identify the “Big Problems” that our parishes are concerned about and form teams who might develop some ideas.
The Citizens UK Council meeting on Thursday was very productive, in spite of the snow! We had a record turnout of leaders with all eleven chapters represented in some way. It was a challenging meeting (starting late, finishing early and a delayed lunch) but everyone was disciplined and we got through the agenda (mostly). We had presentations from the five National Organising teams: Fair Deal, Welcome not Hate, Refugees and Migrants, Mental Health, and Housing and Homelessness.
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.
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 […]