Great Big Green Week was a national week of events celebrating action on climate change. It took place from 18th to 26th September 2021. Thousands of events across the UK celebrated how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, and encourage others to get involved too.
Here at CTK we had information on how to reduce plastic waste around the home and we set up a recycling station for specific hard to recycle items. We even had a recyclometer to measure the plastic we collected. Panda class from St Bernadettes gave us some lovely art work posters about climate change which we displayed around the Narthex.
We will continue to collect these items for recycling: natural corks, plastic bread bags, crisp packets, plastic milk carton tops, used toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes. We will also have some new recycling bins in the kitchen and the entrance hall.
As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, on Sunday 13th June, instead of holding a service in the church, we had a brief time of outdoor praise (Thanks Tim!) and then spent the rest of the time going around the streets near the church litterpicking. Here's some of our team together with the bags of litter we picked up that morning.
We now hold some litterpicking sessions after our Sunday service.
This Easter we again took to the streets and created a trail around the local park near Christ the King Church. It was great to see families around following the trail and interacting with the activities and visiting the church to recieve a goodie bag that included a book about the meaning of Easter.
Christ the King Church under construction
The site for Christ the King Church was made available by Milton Keynes Development Corporation, and work started in 1991 on the building. The foundation stone was laid in June 1992 and the first services held here in June 1993. The project received joint funding from the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the United Reformed Church, the Baptist Church, and the MMethodist Church.
The interior of the church is designed to be used by contrasting Christian traditions, so there are examples of both Catholic and Protestant denomination fittings. The interior has a flexible layout and has been designed to be used for social as well as worship purposes.
This joint churches project also constructed the adjacent Kents Hill Community Centre which is run separately from the church and is used by a wide range of local community groups.