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Our Story 

When Milton Keynes was designated as a new town, the Church of England, the Baptist Union and the Methodist Church had a common vision to work together in this completely new area. Christ Church on Stantonbury Campus was set up as the first Local Ecumenical Project in Milton Keynes, enabling the three denominations to worship, work and plan together right from the start. The United Reformed Church joined as a sponsoring denomination a little later.

On Easter Sunday 1975 our first service was held in the Community House on Stantonbury and by the end of the year the fellowship had moved to its present location on Stantonbury Campus (although the building wasn’t officially opened until February 1976). In the early years, the building was also home to the local Roman Catholic congregation, and we shared a monthly evening worship service together.

In 1982, the seven worshipping congregations in this north eastern part of Milton Keynes formed the Stantonbury Ecumenical Parish (now Partnership).

At Easter 1990, an extension to the building was opened, providing for the first time a purpose-built sanctuary and baptistry, alongside the existing community hall. The building is used extensively throughout the week by a wide variety of different community and Christian groups.

Though we are in partnership with the four denominations (Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, and URC), our members come from a diversity of backgrounds and we worship together because of our personal relationship with and commitment to Jesus, our Lord.



Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello (David) 

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The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We currently meet on Facebook (COVID PLAN) for our Sunday Service starting at 10.30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ready yourself for making the most of your time before the service begins. 

Plan your journey: 

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Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Service

The main service begins at 10.30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. Then follows a time of sung worship, led by our band. We typically have 2 or 3 songs lasting approximately 20 minutes. Sometimes a person might pray out loud or read a small passage from the Bible. Sometimes people share things that they believe God is saying to the whole church family. This might seem strange the first time you hear it but it’s all part of our connecting with God. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.

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