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We pray for peace in Ukraine, Palestine, Israel and all the war-torn countries of our world

We now have a box in the church entrance for suggestions, questions, comments and ideas

to our ecumenical Christian church of St Mary Magdalene in Willen, designed by Robert Hooke after the Great Fire of London, and completed in 1680.
It is a living, breathing church, often dubbed the jewel of Milton Keynes. Hooke's only complete building outside London and still in regular use almost 350 years later.

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Hooke Heritage Project
2024 remains a time of renewed progress with the church and community, through our international Hooke Heritage Project, to be built in the churchyard.
Huge thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their key support.

Robert Hooke.
The Oxford Heritage Partnership report on the importance of this church can be downloaded here.

Churchyard & Volunteers
A big thank you to everyone who helps do such a good job of looking after the church grounds.
Another big thank you to all the volunteers working inside too.
The church operates as a true team effort, inside and out -
entirely by unpaid volunteers, ministers included.

New Youtube Channel
On 17th February 2024, our beloved Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, suffered a fatal heart and has passed on. His funeral took place on 13th April. He is very much missed.
In his honour, the first video being uploaded is the service he gave at our church in 2021
Details to follow.

Below is a prayer from the RtRevd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford:

Loving God,
Friend of the broken, the outcast and the hurting

Receive into your tender care our friend and brother Alan.
We give thanks for your abundant grace in his life and ministry.
We entrust Lucy, his family, friends and colleagues to your steadfast love.
We pray especially for the clergy and parishes of the Buckingham Area as they grieve their faithful pastor, friend and shepherd.
We pray for all who mourn.
Kindle in us afresh the hope of rest in Christ and resurrection to new and eternal life.
May Alan, your servant, rest in peace and rise in glory
Through Christ our Lord we pray,





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