The Amazing Grace hymn is Olney’s story – and it is our Buckinghamshire town which will lead the worldwide commemorations for the 250th anniversary of its composition. Spearheaded by Cowper and Newton museum, which encourages people to share in the birthday celebrations.
Events started on January 1st 2020, with community, art and educational events organised to celebrate this major cultural year: not just for Olney but from anywhere in the world. January 2023 begins the music phase of the birthday celebrations. The calendar is here https://cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/amazing-grace-250-commemorations/
Anyone, anywhere in the world can share their stories with the team.
In Olney, the Amazing Grace Community Quilt Project, run by The Cowper Memorial United Reformed Church and a Community Orchard established by the Olney Allotment Association. The Sharing Heritage Project by the Cowper & Newton Museum will tell the history & story of the people and places in Olney through new information boards in the town and new heritage trails.
Wondering how can you join in? Please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email if you would like to plan an event or want to know how you can be involved in one. We are hoping too that you will spread the word, through social media, through organisations and telling family and friends.