coMPass… is the guide to adult learning about Christian faith across the Mission Partnership.

You can find out

  • what is available
  • when and where its happening
  • who is leading
  • what the level is from absolute beginner to would-be theologian!

coMPass – building capacity for mission

Our purpose is to build capacity for mission by helping you find new or renewed excitement, depth and confidence in Christian faith.

coMPass – finding your direction

The core content will be delivered at a variety of venues on a termly basis. Anyone from across the borough will be welcome at any of the coMPass courses. The leaders of the coMPass courses are all experienced teachers in their area.

The courses running in AUTUMN 2021 are:

An Introduction to Christian faith and membership of the Church (Confirmation)

Hosted by: Barry Lotz


The Sacred in the Secular: how do Christians read fiction?

Hosted by:  Carolyn Sanderson                    

This six-week course offers the opportunity to read and discuss the impact of  Phoebe: A Story by Paula Gooder, which weaves a fictional story around some of the characters named in the Letter to the Romans, bringing to life the world of the first century Church.

New and used copies available from a number of booksellers: Abe Books, Oxfam, Eden, It would be helpful to have read the first part (the story) before the first session.

Thursday evenings, 7.30pm, 30th Sept – 4th Nov

All sessions will be via Zoom

Cost £30



What is Ecumenism? A guide for the Perplexed

Hosted by:  John Robertson                  

We will explore ecumenism, what it means, why it’s important and how it is changing. Let’s explode some myths and find some inspiration for the future!

  1. Where do we begin?            
  2. Searching the Scriptures                      
  3. Unity and Diversity            
  4. Old Ways, New Directions 
  5. Mission and Ecumenism 
  6. Ecumenism and Milton Keynes 

Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm, 28th Sept – 9th Nov

All sessions will be via Zoom

Cost £30



The Trees of the Field Shall Clap their Hands… Quiet morning at Salcey Forest

Hosted by:  Peter Ballantine            

Saturday 2nd October: 10am – 1pm

Enjoy some time and space to reconnect faith and the natural world through guided prayer and the opportunity to reflect as you walk through beautiful Salcey Forest.

Meet at Salcey Forest Centre car park (NN7 2HX) (please note parking charges apply.)

Enjoy lunch at the Centre cafe or bring your own.

Cost £10



To register for one or more of the courses

Please return the tear off slip from the leaflet (below) to the Mission Partnership address with your cheque


Email us, and pay via Paypal

  • The Sacred in the Secular: how do Christians read fiction?

  • What is Ecumenism?

  • Quiet morning at Salcey Forest

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Compass leaflet Autumn Term 2021


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Car Park Carols 2021

Building on the success of last year’s debut Car Park Carols, Watling Valley Partnership invite you once again to drive-in and sing carols and festive songs to your heart’s content from the comfort of your own car! (Booking required)

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Winter Night Shelter MK – Urgently calling all night owls and early birds!

Can you help Winter Night Shelter MK to get the night shelter open? Their homeless guests are desperate to come in from the cold. Their overnight venues are ready, their beds are ready, their cooks are waiting in the wings. Right now, what prevents them from being able to open the Night Shelter service are some remaining essential gaps in their volunteer rotas. Can you help, or spread the word?

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