Community Quilt to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Amazing Grace

One of the world’s most well known hymns, Amazing Grace, was written by Rev John Newton whilst Curate in charge at the Olney parish church. Research shows that it was written for his sermon on the 1st January 1773. For more information please visit

In celebration of the 250 year anniversary of the writing of the hymn a project was created in consultation and collaboration with people across Olney and Milton Keynes –

Amazing Grace:Legacies at 250

As part of this project members of our church are leading a community based project to create a quilt celebrating AG250. The quilt will reflect a design from an original quilt from the 1770’s, using a similar colour scheme & picking out the English paper pieced hexagons in the design of “grandmother’s garden”. Central to the design will be the first verse of Amazing Grace written in the original font style. 

We would like as many people as possible from the community to be involved. Beginners to experts, individuals or groups, please contact Janette on Tel :  07769 663633 or by email : to see how you can be involved. 

Once finished the quilt will be available to be displayed in venues around Olney & events around the world. Let’s hope it can travel nearly as far as the hymn itself.

5th March 2022

All 3,500 hexagons are out in the community being tacked into shape!

29th May 2022

Just a few of the many sewers gathered for a group sew!

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