Final Event of Amazing Grace 250
Join Amazing Grace 250 partners and performers for the final event to close this 250th anniversary year
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS BEING HELD AT THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER & ST PAUL, OLNEY
Book your free ticket via this link to the Museum’s Art Tickets site: Final Event of Amazing Grace 250
The hymn, Amazing Grace, was written in Olney by Reverend John Newton (1725 – 1807) for his New Year’s Day service in 1773 at the town’s St Peter & St Paul Church. Since making its debut in the Buckinghamshire market town, it has become internationally known.
Less known is the life story of John Newton, a naval seaman and slave ship captain before a religious conversion led him to become a clergyman and a figure in Britain’s Abolitionist Movement.
Amazing Grace 250 has been a year of activity which explores what this means to people around the world today. The evening includes:
- Professor James Walvin, author of Amazing Grace: A Cultural History of the Beloved Hymn
- Film which documents the year
- Readings by Dr Rommi Smith from the new commission Forever?
- MK Youth Cabinet repsonse to Amazing Grace 250
- MK Sweet Sound choir
Doors open at 6.45
Refreshments are provided in the interval
There is no parking at the Church but there is ample parking throughout the town. Time restrictions are in place in some areas www.olneytowncouncil.gov.uk/facilities/parking
The church building and toilet are accessible. There are a small number of wheel chair accessible locations. Please contact email@example.com to organise seating and location for you and your group.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have booked tickets but find you are then unable to attend. We will then be able to reallocate to people on the reserve list.
Find out more about Amazing Grace 250
Find out more about the hymn Amazing Grace, and how it came to be written in the town of Olney
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