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 Summer 2017 are:

Preaching Life

       The Soul’s Sap Quivers

             The Bible at the Museum (and Library!)

Preaching Life This course continues from the Spring Term. A course about the art of preaching, which is so important to the life of the church. It will be a good introduction for those who are starting out, but there will also be something for those who want to hone their skills – or just want to think about how preaching works… At each session we will be joined by a different “practitioner” who will help us think about an aspect of preaching. There will also be opportunities to have a go yourself…

The Soul’s Sap Quivers – We turn to poetry to express what is most profound, mysterious or challenging about life, making it a natural place to express and wrestle with Christian faith and life. In this course, we will explore faith through the works of four major poets.


The Bible at the Museum (and Library!) – The British Museum houses some of the most important and fascinating artefacts from biblical times. To make the most of our day trip to explore the Museum’s treasures, we are offering two introductory sessions, one on each of the Old Testament and the New. In addition, there is an optional excursion to view some of the biblical manuscripts at the British Library.


Who are our Course Tutors? – Find out here

Find out what people are saying about the courses: Quotes

To download a leaflet/booking form about the courses click here – Compass leaflet Summer Term 2017

Please return tear off slip from the leaflet to the Mission Partnership address


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