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Vacancy for Catering Assistant

16 hours per week
The role of a catering assistant is to assist the catering coordinator in maintaining kitchen and café standards. You will also be responsible for hygiene and cleanliness within the cafe. You will also take over the catering coordinators duties to cover holiday and sickness. Catering assistants are also responsible for carrying out food preparation tasks, such as washing and preparing food for the day, as well as operate machinery.
The ideal Catering Assistant candidates will:

Have previous experience working in a catering environment.
Level 2 food hygiene certificate.
Be attentive and proactive with the ability to respond quickly to needs of the customers.
Be organised and keep calm under pressure.
Be able to operate as part of a team, working alongside and help support volunteers.
Have a knowledge of allergens.
Be available to help with events as required.
Contact Simon Lowson (telephone 01908 246481 or email: for an application form.

Services for Holy Week and Easter

Maundy Thursday, 28 March 2023
7.00 pm Holy Communion
Good Friday, 29 March 2023
11.45 am Walk of Witness
1.00–3.00 pm Good Friday Meditations
7.30 pm Musical Meditation for Good Friday
Holy Saturday, 30 March 2024
9.00 pm Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Day, Sunday, 31 March 2024
10.00 am Holy Communion
Preacher: Revd Helen Cameron, Moderator of the Free Churches Group. President of Churches Together in England and outgoing Chair of Northampton District of Methodist Church
Masses on Easter Day throughout the St Barnabas Cluster of Parishes
8.30 am St Bede’s
8,30 am St Mary’s
9.30 am Our Lady of Lourdes
10.00 am St Edward’s
11.00 am St Mary’s
11.30 am Christ the King

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Farewell Service for Revd Tim Norwood, Milton Keynes Area Dean: 6.00 pm Sunday, 5 March 2023

Revd Tim Norwood is taking up a new role as National Adviser on Local Ecumenism for the Church of England, based in Lambeth Palace, starting on 1 May 2023. He will be leaving his post as Area Dean of Milton Keynes, a post which he has held for sixteen years, during which time he has been a great friend to the Church of Christ the Cornerstone.

Revd Tim Norwood’s final service as Area Dean will be at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone at 6:00 pm on the evening of Sunday, 5 March 2023. This Service will be Evensong. There will be a presentation,  and after the Service there will be refreshments. All are invited to attend. The Service will also be live-streamed.

Visit of the Coat of Hopes to Milton Keynes, October 2022

During our Harvest Festival Weekend, in October 2022, we had an opportunity to see the Coat of Hopes,  which was created during the march to the COP26 conference in 2021. Members of the Church paraded the coat through the centre:mk shopping centre during the afternoon.  Then, in the evening, Barbara Keal, the artist behind its creation,...

Financial Giving to the Church of Christ the Cornerstone

Like many charities we have seen a reduction in our income during the pandemic.  Therefore, any monetary support you are able to give is very much appreciated. Giving may be through any of the following methods: the Parish Giving Scheme, online giving, giving by telephone banking or by cheque.
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Cornerstone Christmas Appeal 2021

This year’s Christmas Appeal – the tenth – has come round again.  Five organisations have been chosen to benefit:  Advantage Africa Cornerstones’ own Hardship Fund The Community Foundation’s Afghan Crisis Appeal Citizens Advice The Winter Night Shelter. Every penny you donate will go these organisations. We keep back nothing for expenses.    We will be having...

Harvest Giving – 2021

This HARVEST FESTIVAL you will have an opportunity to give a HARVEST THANKSGIVING GIFT.
This is a special donation towards our mission of HOPE.
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Special Commemoration Service in memory of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 2.00 pm Friday, 16 April 2021

There will be a local Commemoration Service for the Duke of Edinburgh, which will be broadcast from Cornerstone at 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon. This will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant, the High Sheriff, the Mayor and our two MPs – with contributions from other faith communities. There will be no congregation in the building, but it will be streamed live on the Cornerstone YouTube channel. 
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World Day of Prayer, 5 March 2021

World Day of Prayer 2021 This year we will be joining in the International Service prepared by the World Day of Prayer team and following it with our own, shortened, act of worship via Zoom. The International Service can be found here: The details for the Zoom service are as follows: On Friday 5th March 2021...

Book launch – “For You”

One of our members Suzzane Richardson-Bailey would like to share with you the publication of her self-published book “For You: Just what you need to hear right now”.  Please see the promotional information below: It is available to order here.

Catholic Community Christmas Eve Mass

There will be Mass at the Cornerstone at 7pm on Christmas Eve. There will not be a booking system, but people are asked to indicate if they wish to attend and there will be a running total – this will give all concerned an idea of numbers. There will be a team of five stewards at...

Harvest Gift Appeal

Harvest is a time for thanksgiving. In this different and often difficult year the things that we give thanks for may be different too: The people in the front line in the fight against Covid 19 The systems that have supported us over the past months, shopworkers, delivery drivers, and others. Our family and friends. Worship...