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Public Meeting - AG250

Venue: Olney, MK
Date: 09 Oct 2019
Times: 7 - 9 pm

It’s our Amazing Grace anniversary – “AG250”.

Join us to plan our year of celebrations.

Olney has an extremely significant anniversary coming up.  New Year’s Day 2023 marks the 250th anniversary of the writing of the world-renowned hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ in Olney by John Newton in 1773.  This beautiful song has inspired millions throughout the World during its long life.  Olney will be at the centre of international interest as the “Home of Amazing Grace”.

Our town has a unique story as the birthplace of this beautiful hymn and beginning now we are planning for a year-long celebration in 2022/23.  The Cowper & Newton Museum, St Peter & St Paul Church, Olney Town Council, Milton Keynes Council & representatives of local businesses have already met to look at possibilities - but ‘Amazing Grace’ is the town’s story and is for everyone.

At this relatively early stage we are encouraging everyone from schools, to churches, to clubs and activity groups as well as individuals with any level of interest to attend an open meeting. We will start a conversation about the kinds of activities you would like to see in the AG250 programme and how we can all start to develop these ideas.  By collaborating and sharing our ideas now we can maximise the funding available and ensure that we have a great year of diverse activities that celebrate our great town and its terrific people, and that we secure a cultural, social and economic legacy for Olney.  

The meeting will be at the CARLTON CLUB on October 9th  7-9pm. It will be informal and light refreshments will be provided.  

Please do come along and share your ideas.    We look forward to seeing you, hearing your ideas and kicking off this exciting project together!

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