St Mary’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation seeks to promote peace and reconciliation, while empowering people to live positively in multicultural and diverse communities. We respond to needs in communities by developing creative and innovative programmes that build peace, develop understanding and train people in the required skills and the aptitudes to live a peaceable life.
The centre is based at St Mary’s Church, the 900 year old parish church in Luton’s town centre. It works closely with churches of all denominations across Luton, with the Muslim community and mosques as well as other faith groups in Luton, with Luton Borough Council and Bedfordshire Police.
The Centre has evolved out of our experience of the past eight years working for the peace of Luton, as well as work in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. You can read about the team, and the experience they bring to the centre below, and a short outline of the Centre’s story here.
At the heart of all we do is our strong belief that as Christians we are called to work for peace in our world. We do that confidently, yet with a desire to work with all people of goodwill for the good of our town, nation and world. You can find out more about our aims and objectives below.
The centre of our activity is Luton, but we seek to make the experience, understanding and programmes developed available to others in the UK and beyond
As you investigate the website we trust you will want to get involved in our peace-building work or take some of our training. If you are interested inour recent work then check out our blog section. We welcome you to follow us on social media and join in the conversation. If we can help you please contact us.