Milton Keynes has forged a new way of town building and has been at the forefront of many innovations which are being held up as the best model for the future. Likewise in the realm of spirituality Milton Keynes has been ahead of the curve in terms of ecumenical co-operation. The word ecumenical means that churches from different denominations work together in unity.
St. Mary’s Church congregation, along with All Saints Church (in Milton Keynes Village), Christ the King Church (in Kent’s Hill) and Church Without Walls (in Broughton and Brooklands) form Walton Churches Partnership (WCP) www.wcpmk.co.uk The four congregations cover the following neighbourhoods in South-East Milton Keynes: Middleton, Broughton, Brooklands, Monkston, Monkston Park, Oakgrove, Kent’s Hill, Walnut Tree, Caldecotte, Old Farm Park, Browns Wood, Wavendon Gate, Wavendon Village, Eagle Farm, Glebe Farm, Morton Park, as well as Walton itself.
Since 1990 our churches have been in ecumenical partnership – which means Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed all together, with a Quaker and Salvationist or two thrown in for good measure! Our joint mission is ‘to work together in faith and hope to show the love of Christ.’