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Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement which the Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting people around the world to join. The wave of prayer will start on 13 May and run for 10 days between the Christian festivals of Ascension and Pentecost to 23 May.

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Summer coMPass courses

This Summer we will be running two coMPass courses: The Virtual Museum: the Bible in (about!) 20 Objects and Approaching Creation: Windows on the Divine.

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Rev Gordon Simmonds

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.

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Spring Assembly

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!

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March Newsletter

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.

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Prayer for the Nation

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, have issued a call to the nation to pause and reflect – remembering the more than 100,000 people across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19, and all those who know and love them.

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February Newsletter

Phew! January has proved an exceptionally busy month already. Apart from the usual round of meetings, a number of significant projects are now launched or about to be launched. For ease of presentation, I’ll list what’s happening…

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Prayers for our NHS

PrayMK writes: Let’s pray for our NHS. Here are some pointers written by a senior A&E nurse in a large teaching hospital.

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The Vine – a place to grow your discipleship

What are your hopes and dreams for your faith in 2021? At the Mission Partnership we want to help you realise the best of your discipleship through a new scheme which we are calling The Vine. This follows on from our November Assembly when we explored intentional discipleship groups together.

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gentlespaces – for those who are grieving – update

Back in October we told you about gentlespaces, the network of bereavement support groups we are setting up across Milton Keynes. We are delighted to say that we have now revised our offer to make it available via zoom until such time as we are able to meet physically with more consistency.

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Spring coMPass courses

This Spring we will be running three coMPass courses: ‘What shall we tell the kids?’, ‘Worship: a Spring Clean’ and ‘Being a resilient church’.

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Epiphany Reflections 2021: ‘Looking for Light

We hope you enjoyed our Advent Reflections 2020: ‘Hidden in Christ’. We’re pleased to introduce a new series of reflections for the Season of Epiphany written by Rev. Matt Trendall – Epiphany Reflections 2021: ‘Looking for Light’.

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Intentional Discipleship Groups

After our lively Assembly in November, we are following up the great enthusiasm we heard for being part of intentional discipleship groups. We have earmarked Wednesday 10th February at 7.30pm for a training session at which we will also launch a scheme for such groups.

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Youthwork+

MK based Youthwork+ write: “To cut a long story short, we believe God gave us a passion to be champions for young people and to encourage, support and empower work with children and young people. In 2019 somehow, we ended up in the right place at the right time (God’s timing!) to start working towards setting up Youthwork+ as a non profit…

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Cornerstone Advent Carol Service

Adrian Boynton writes: “As you know, we have just entered the season of Advent. One of the very special occasions of our musical year at The Church of Christ the Cornerstone is the Advent Carol Service, held on Advent Sunday.”

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The Longest Night

Not everyone is looking forward to Christmas. This may be a difficult time of year for you, maybe for the first time, or perhaps it always is. On 21st December Watling Valley Partnership will be sharing a video service called ‘The Longest Night’ – a space for you to be real about the feelings you hold deep in your heart.

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Advent Reflections 2020

Under the heading “Crisis, Challenge and Commitment….responding to Covid 19” our Assembly this week explored how we strengthen our discipleship together by looking at some very simple questions which arise from the letter to the Colossians.

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#PrayerfortheNation – a call to prayer

“Across the world, Covid-19 has brought much sadness to many. ‘On the brink of this second lockdown we might understandably feel helpless, anxious and vulnerable.’ says the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

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November Assembly

Our next Assembly will be held on Wednesday 25th November 2020 via zoom. The topic will be ‘Crisis, Challenge & Commitment …..responding to Covid 19’

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Assembly News

61 people attended our Assembly in July, our first via Zoom. Thank you so much to...

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Assembly Survey

Mission Partnership Assembly AGM Tuesday 7th July 2020, 7.30pm via Zoom In preparation...

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Steve Chilcraft

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the death earlier today after a...

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Assembly AGM

Our Assembly AGM will be held on Tuesday 7th July, 7.30pm via Zoom. All the papers for...

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Assembly AGM – July 2020

The World “After” Covid. Life is changing… ….what are we noticing? ….what will shape the “new normal”? …. what is God asking of us? Bring your Ideas, Listen to Others, Dream the Future

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June Newsletter

Dear Friends, I guess most of us have been wrestling with that difficult question: where...

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MK ACT

MK Deanery writes: "In 2018, Milton Keynes Deanery Synod decided to make Domestic Abuse...

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May Newsletter

Dear Friends, This Lent, we have taken our annual journey towards Jerusalem and its...

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April Newsletter

Dear Friends, It has been a privilege to take part in some of the conversations run by...

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March Newsletter

Dear Friends We come to another Lent: time to give up chocolate, promise to be a better...

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