Olney Parish Church. Completed in 1325AD, this church is associated with William Cowper, the poet, and John Newton, Curate-in-charge and one-time slave trader; these two wrote "The Olney Hymns". Other outstanding characters include Henry Gaitlett, "Father of English Church Music", Moses Browne, of many parts (and many children) and Thomas Scott, the Bible commentator. The church of the Olney Pancake Race.