Christmas across the Partnership

There’s a full programme of services and events leading up to Christmas bradwellchurchsnowacross the Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership – including of course carol services at all our churches as well as Christingle services and concerts.

The Partnership comprises six churches in north east Milton Keynes including the areas of and near Bradwell, New Bradwell, Stantonbury, Great Linford, Downs Barn and Willen. You will be welcomed at any of our services and events.

You can find out exactly what is on the agenda and when by visiting our special Christmas calendar page.

Don’t worry if you can’t get to a service or event in our area – there’s plenty elsewhere in the Milton Keynes area. Listen out for the ChristmasMK adverts on the radio or visit the ChristmasMK website for all the details.

Christmas concert gives Hope to Sri Lanka

Milton Keynes based Hope Outreach UK will be the beneficiary of a Festival of Christmas Music and Carols presented by Andante at St Mary’s Church, Bletchley at 7.30pm, Thursday, December 15.

Hope Outreach UK has its headquarters in Great Linford andhope works to improve the lives of children in Sri Lanka.

There will be a chance for the audience to participate in singing at the event for which the ad mission is £10. Accompanied children are free. Seasonal refreshments are included.

Tickets are available from Margaret Whiteley on 01908 670226, Roger Hall on 01908 612292 or Sam Muthuveloe on 01908 668829.

Download the Festival of Christmas Music and Carols poster here.

For more information about Hope Outreach UK visit www.hopeoutreach.org.uk/

Welcome Chuk

St Andrew’s Church, Great Linford, is delighted to announce that the rev-chukwuemeka-iwuagwuministerial vacancy in the Stantonbury Team is to be filled by the Rev Chukwuemeka Iwuagwu.

He is, at present, Associate Priest (House for Duty) in the Parish of Haslemere, Guildford Diocese.

Chuks and his wife Adanna and their three children hope to move to Great Linford in mid-February in time for the licensing service on Monday February 27.

He will be licensed by the bishop to have shared responsibility with Rev David Lewis, for St Andrew’s, and be a full member of the Ministers Team.

In return for occupying the Rectory at Great Linford, Chuks will take Sunday services and be available for the equivalent of two days per week. He earns his living as an IT Consultant.

Please pray for Chuks and the family as they prepare to move and that they will soon feel at home here in MK and the Stantonbury Partnership.

New Testament Greek mystery revealed

Community Learning MK will be hosting a ten-week New Testament Greek nt-greek-for-beginners-jan-2017course for beginners, starting on January 11, 2017.

The course will cover the basics of the language and enable learners to understand short texts.

It will run at the Rivers Centre in Bletchley each Wednesday from 7pm until 8.30pm. The cost will be £87 (concession £70).

There will be an open afternoon at Rivers on Saturday December 3 from 2pm until 4pm to give learners more information.

Please download and print the attached poster to display in your church.

Learners are welcome to contact the Community Learning MK team for further information, or visit the website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk .

The enrolments team can be contacted on 01908 556760.