How Mission Partnership Works
The Mission Partnership is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO, charity number 1,159,204). We are governed by a Trustee body which includes as Presidents the five regional leaders of the sponsoring denominations. In addition to regular meetings of the Presidents and Trustees, an Assembly is held three times a year which brings together representatives from all member churches. Alongside necessary business, the Assembly engages in wide-ranging discussion about mission in Milton Keynes.
Day to day ministry of the Mission Partnership is overseen by the Director of Ecumenical Mission who works collaboratively with the Trustees and Presidents to excite ecumenical mission in the city.
This day to day work is informed by four groups with membership drawn from across the city.
The Mission Capacity and Projects Group is responsible for the development of the mission strategy of the Mission Partnership.
Bringing together the local denominational leaders, the Ecumenical Oversight Group is responsible directly to the sponsoring denominations for ecumenical relationships and working.
The Operations Group enables the smooth running and management of the organisation
The Finance group oversees the resourcing of the Mission Partnership.
The Mission Partnership is based at an office at Foundation House in Wolverton, supported by an administrator.
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It is with sadness we inform you of the death of Rev Gordon Simmonds on 19th February. Gordon was the Methodist Superintendent in MK from the late 1970s to the early 1980s and played a significant role in the development of ecumenism in Milton Keynes.
At our Spring Assembly on Tuesday 9th March we will take the opportunity to explain something of Mission Partnership itself and take away some of the mystery!
The first Sunday in Lent always centres around those strange and disturbing texts in the gospels which tell the story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. It has often struck me that there is a “fourth temptation” which precedes the other three and without which there is no story at all, indeed there is no story about Jesus at all.