Tim Norwood, Anglican Area Dean, writes:
Bishop Steven, Bishop of Oxford, will be with us next week for his pilgrimage across Milton Keynes. Most of the events will be in local churches where he will pray with us – marking a blessing on our places of worship with chalk. Sadly, he won’t be able to visit every church, but will be visiting every parish, so everyone will have a chance to see him at some point. You are welcome to join him for any part of his pilgrimage.
There will be two big public events:
MK Living Mission – Wednesday 1 September, 7.30pm, at the Church of the Servant King, Dulverton Drive, Furzton, MK4 1NA. An opportunity to bring our joys, challenges, passions, reflections and questions about the life and mission of the church through and beyond the pandemic. Booking required. Click here for more details.
Together in the Climate Crisis – Thursday 2nd September, 7.30pm-9.00pm, at MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA. This will be an opportunity to discuss COP26 and the way that local businesses, government and civil society can work together on the climate emergency. The Bishop of Oxford is a member of the Lords Select Committee for the Environment and Climate Change and will be joined by other local leaders. Book via Eventbrite. Click here for more details.
You can see the map of the pilgrimage here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1MNirov0W0ZRgAqaoJ7YH8EnojcIp2wH_&usp=sharing
And this is the current expected timetable for the pilgrimage as a whole:
Wednesday 1st September
Newport – Lathbury – Sherington – Emberton – Olney – Clifton Reynes (9 miles)
7:30 PM MK Living Mission at the Church of the Servant King, Furzton
Thursday 2nd September
(cycling): 9.00 am St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford – 9.45 am Holy Trinity,
Old Wolverton – 10.25 am St Mark, Bradville – 10.55 am St Andrew, Great Linford – 11.40 am St Mary,
Willen – 12.25 pm Tree Cathedral – 12.40 pm Cross & Stable, Downs Barn – 2.00 pm St Lawrence,
Bradwell – 2.35 pm Station Square (18 miles)
7:30 PM Together in the Climate Crisis at the Art Gallery
Friday 3rd September
9.00 am Broughton Rectory / Church without Walls – 9.50 am All Saints, Milton
Keynes Village – 11.40 am Christ the King, Kents Hill – 12.45 pm St Thomas, Simpson – 2.30 pm
St Martin, Fenny Stratford – 3.20 pm St Frideswide, Water Eaton – 4.15 pm St Mary, Bletchley –
4.50 pm Whaddon Way Church (10 miles)
Sunday 5th September
8.00 am St Giles, Tattenhoe – 9.30 am St Mary, Shenley Church End – 11.40 am
Trinity, Fishermead – 12.30 pm MK Rose – 1.00 pm Christ the Cornerstone (4.5 miles)
3:00 PM Ecumenical Service at Christ the Cornerstone with the Presidents
This is an opportunity to pray with Bishop Steven for the City of Milton Keynes and for the mission of the Church in this place.
A message from Bishop Steven can be found here