We are building a new organisation which will draw together Christian communities from Milton Keynes and surrounding areas to show God’s love to the Borough and City of Milton Keynes

The Knife Angel

The Knife Angel is coming to Milton Keynes and we've all been asked to get involved. It will be outside Stadium MK during the Christmas season which offers us all an opportunity to talk about the message of peace and goodwill to all humankind as an "anti-violence" narrative. 

Loughton Baptist Church and ROC (Redeeming our Communities) will be there with a Knife Angel interactive Nativity to encourage passers-by to grab a "selfie with the saviour". At the same time, they'll be video podcasting people's opinions on the Knife Angel as well as the message of the Christmas season. 

You can help! Thames Valley Police are still in need of volunteers (see below) but also if you're wanting to support what the church is already doing feel free to come by on Dec 10th and 17th 2pm to 6pm and on Weds 21st from 10am-2pm. The more the merrier. 

If you can help with tech, editing, or anything else that may support this venture then contact Nathan on Nathan@loughtonbaptistchurch.org

Everyone is welcome to be involved. 

Month of Action against Violence & Aggression

Milton Keynes | December 2022

Volunteer Information Sheet 

What is the Month of Action? 

Milton Keynes will host the National Monument against Violence and Aggression, outside Stadium MK between 1st December 2022 – 7th January 2023. Also known as the ‘Knife Angel’, the monument is a 27ft sculpture, made from approximately 100,000 bladed weapons collected in knife amnesty bins during police operations across the country. Created by the British Ironwork Centre, it travels to locations around the UK to educate children, young people and adults about the harmful effects that violent behaviour has on communities. 

Alongside the installation, a multi-agency month of action will take place aiming to bring together schools and parents, voluntary sector organisations, places of worship, community groups, local venues and businesses to work alongside statutory partners for Milton Keynes to take a stand together against violence and aggression in all forms. 

Who is Involved? 

The month of action is being delivered in partnership by the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, Thames Valley Police, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes Safety Centre (Hazard Alley), MK Dons and MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET). 

As part of the planning, a specific group has been established for charity and voluntary sector organisations, chaired by Safer MK, MK Dons and MK Dons SET, to help ensure the activity is community-focused and driven. 

What Activity is Planned? 

The month of action against violence in Milton Keynes will incorporate numerous days of activity, designed by those who live and work in the city. These will include (but not exhaustively); - Education for approximately 10,000 young people focusing on violence, aggression, resilience, and reinforcing support networks – provided by our partners and supported by local schools. - Community forums for local professionals regarding contextual safeguarding. - Charity visits to promote support mechanisms and opportunities to contribute to their work. - Policing operations to protect vulnerable people and safeguard those at risk of harm. - Amnesty bins for knives and weapons; proceeds given to British Ironworks for their next project. - Plus a whole host of other activities organised by our partners!

Requests for Support 

The month of action and the hosting of the knife angel is all about bringing the community together,  and so there are opportunities for you to get involved. The team behind the Knife Angel are asking  businesses and the charitable / voluntary sector in Milton Keynes to get involved and be a part of the  visit. Volunteers are being sought to give a few hours of their time, to stand with the Angel and  promote the anti-violence message. Previous hosts have remarked how human interaction at the  Angel has proven to be really successful! 

Opportunities are available between 10am – 6pm daily, between 3rd December to 7th January  (excluding bank holidays). Times are split into 2x 4 hour slots, although volunteers are more than  welcome to remain for the full 8 hours if they wish! A little time for an incredibly important cause.  

Refreshments will be provided (Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches), in addition to all material required to  perform the role on the day. An online training session will be provided in advance (approx. 1 hour).  

If you would like to volunteer, please pledge your commitment using the provided rota attached to  this correspondence.  

Return contact to: KnifeAngelVolunteers@thamesvalley.police.uk 


Churches Together in Milton Keynes aims to bring together Christian churches in Milton Keynes.

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