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 2018 are:

Exploring Faith – Through Creative Writing

      The Wonderful Christian Legacy of Olney

            Recharging the batteries of life

                    The Bible at the Museum and Library

Exploring Faith – Through Creative Writing – How can we begin to see with fresh eyes the Christ of the Gospels? How can we begin to make connections between our own experience and our understanding of God’s love? You don’t need to be an experienced writer for this course. To get the most out of it you may want to set aside time between the two sessions to do some writing. Bring your favourite notebook/pen or laptop and an open mind.


The Wonderful Christian Legacy of Olney – Discover the rich spiritual history of the area with a guided tour of the Cowper and Newton Museum followed by a visit to the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul for a talk and discussion on the C18th Great Awakening. The price includes the cost of the guided tour. Please note that numbers are limited. Early booking is advised. The museum involves navigating very narrow winding stairs with low headroom and is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Unfortunately this course has had to be cancelled


Recharging the batteries of life – Come and take some quiet time, with members of St Michael’s Priory. Rest, refreshment and moments of renewal. Sometimes we need to enjoy space where we don’t have to do all the thinking. Space and time is important simply for being, for taking time out: so come and join all the members of the community here at St Michael’s over the course of the morning. The aim is to encourage relaxation and renewal, spending quality time re-charging the batteries. The shape of the morning: Time for prayer, for some guided reflections, for visual meditations, and to listen to sounds and words that strengthen our resolve to live life to the full. Without time for prayer and reflection, then our actions can become re-actions, and our thinking becomes muddled. This day is part of St Michael’s own quiet morning. Lunch is included.

Further details about the Retreat – Away from it all Retreat – Summer 2018




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 excursion to view some of the biblical manuscripts at the British Library. Rail fares and lunch not included. Please note that numbers are limited to 20 for this course.

Unfortunately this course has had to be cancelled


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 2018

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


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