Church without Walls is a Christian community that meets in Broughton & Brooklands in Milton Keynes.
As the name says.….it has no walls, and no regular building or meeting place.
Sometimes on a Sunday morning we’re in the function room at ‘The Broughton’ (Hungry Horse pub) for a relaxed family friendly get-together (Cafe Church) at other times on a Sunday morning we meet for breakfast, a reflection and walk out and about at Forest Church.
Sometimes we meet on a Sunday afternoon at Broughton Fields School for a relaxed meal together (Dinner Church).
For a more reflective time we gather monthly at Broughton Pavilion for (Quiet Church)
Sometimes we meet in the beautiful medieval Church in Broughton village (St Lawrence) for worship that connects with both our past and our present, for an occasional Sunday gathering or our midweek twice monthly communion service (Breaking Bread).
In the future we may meet in the school, the park, who knows…..
Here is a short video telling the story of our church community.
Everyone is welcome
Church without Walls is also a place where the walls between people can begin to come down, where everyone is welcomed and can find space to flourish.
Whether you are wondering about faith and want dip in to find out more, whether you have moved to the area and looking for an open Christian community to be part of, whether you are just looking for somewhere to belong…..
There are fun community events, there are small groups to meet and share wherever you are on the journey of faith, there is kids stuff, grown-up stuff….it will be what we make it as we explore together new ways of being Church for the 21st Century.
This is what one of the people who comes to Church without Walls said about what they are looking for in a Church community…and it sums up what we hope this community will be (and already is!).
As a community we have recently been exploring our vision and values as we explore together what it means to be a church community in this place.
Who are we
Church without Walls is led by Ruth Maxey, the Community Minister for Broughton & Brooklands.
Ruth is a United Reformed Church Minister and moved to Broughton in September 2013 with her family (husband Dave and three kids).
Ruth is able to conduct baptisms, thanksgivings, weddings and funerals. Email her for more information.
Previously Ruth was a University Chaplain at Keele University for 10 years.
To contact Ruth email: firstname.lastname@example.org