Licensing date for Great Linford minister announced

The Licensing Service for Chuk Iwuagwu as Associate Minister for St Andrew’s Church, Great Linford, will take place on Monday February 27 at 7.30pm.

The Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson will preside at the licensing, and the Revd Geoff Colmer, Regional Minister of the Central Baptist Association, will preach.

Rev David Lewis, minister at Christ Church, Stantonbury, who has been looking after St Andrew’s during the interregnum said: “I am delighted that the service will also recognise my continuing role as Associate Minister alongside Chuks. We look forward to all that God has in store for us in the days to come.

“I hope that as many of you as possible will be there to support Chuks as he commences his ministry here.”

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

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.

Get your brains into gear for Room’N’Ate quiz

Men in the Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership will be asked to get their thinking caps on and their brains into gear for the annual Room’N’Ate quiz night and social supper which is being held on Monday March 2.

The event is taking place at the New Inn, Bradwell Road, New Bradwell – postcode MK13 0EN.

You are invited to enjoy a relaxed, fun evening with a reasonably priced meal. Why not bring along a friend as well?

The poster for the event is available to download here.

Please make your menu choices from the list below.

Steak and Ale Pie £7.95Homemade Fishcakes £7.75Beer Battered Fish and Chips £7.25Ham, Eggs & Chips £6.75Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast £6.75Sausage and Mash £5.95Vegetable Curry (vegetarian) £6.50Macaroni Cheese (vegetarian) £6.50


Calling all knitters out there

Do you fancy donning the knitting needles or crochet hook for a good cause?

The United Reformed Church is an associate partner of the well-known Greenbelt Christian festival its planning group and it will be tapping into the two popular hobbies for this year’s event.

This year’s festival is being held at Boughton House, near Kettering over the Bank Holiday from Friday 25 to Monday 28 August.

As part of this year’s theme of More than Welcome the URC group is preparing a knitted food themed treasure hunt. The hunt will take festival goers to hampers dotted around the site where will answer questions on food/feast stories from the Bible and collect various knitted food items.

They will then be asked to add the fruit to an empty banqueting area so that over the course of the weekend the area goes from being empty to abundant.

A spokesman for the planners said: “It would be great to get as many URC groups involved with knitting the food as possible. So this is where we need your help. There is a lot to knit, the more people involved the better! If you do start this project, we really would like you to send us a picture of the group/individual doing the knitting for the tent display.

Knitting/crocheting patterns are available for anyone who shows an interest but you can also use any you have yourselves. We just ask that they are not too big (so they fit in the palm of your hand). You will find links to patterns below. To find out where to send your food please email

Find out some ideas here:


Carrot cake individual –

Selection of food –

Apples- red or green –

Watermelon slice –

Strawberries –

Hotdog (US version stitches) –

Lemon –

Ice cream cones –


Apple –

Cupcake –

Mushroom –

Cookies –

Corn, aubergine, carrot –