Woughton Parish is located in Milton
Keynes, UK and has been an LEP (Local Ecumenical Partnership) since
1976, sponsored by the Church of England, Methodist, United
Reformed Churches. We were joined by the Baptist Union in 2000.
The Parish is well established,
has a strong commitment to ecumenism, provides an enjoyable and
stimulating environment and is recognised as a good example of a
multi-worship centre LEP.
The Church buildings of the sponsoring
denominations are all shared, with the various parish congregations
each including members of those sponsoring denominations and other
denominations. A significant number have come to faith within the
parish and have been confirmed into all of those denominations.
Each congregation within the LEP
has its own local Church Council and handles its own affairs within
the Strategy and Policy laid down by the Woughton Ecumenical Council
(WEC), which comprises representatives from all congregations and
the Ministerial Team.
WEC has responsibility for total
parish finances, buildings and overall strategy. It is the body
through which the Parish is represented on outside bodies, the most
important church body being the Milton Keynes Mission Partnership,
which is the umbrella organisation for all the churches working
together in Milton Keynes.
Ministry within the parish is very
much a partnership between lay people and ordained ministers. For
example, WEC has a lay person as its Chair, while the leader of
the clergy team is deputy-Chair.
Please have a look at this
to find out more about joining the membership roll of any of the
Churches within the Parish.
Here's a membership