The Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson presided at the licensing, and the Revd Geoff Colmer, Regional Minister of the Central Baptist Association, preached.
Afterwards Bishop Alan said he was impressed with the warmth of welcome given to the guests.
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 recognised 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.”
He moves from a post as 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.