Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed Church

Sunday 13th January   Epiphany 2
10am Covenant Service Peter Dudeney


Jeremiah 31: 31-34

John 15: 1-10

Next Sunday: Sunday 20th January   10am Holy Communion Epiphany 3

Chuks Iwuagwu

Following Sunday: Sunday 27th January

10am Methodist Communion Service

Epiphany 4

Peter Dudeney


Dates for your Diary

(this section will be HUGE next week, so be prepared!) 

Saturday 26th January Burns Night Social organised by Willen Church 6pm – 9pm at Willen Pavilion MK15 9JP (see over)


This restarted last Tuesday after the Christmas break and there was a good turnout of the ‘core’ members so this is obviously well established now and should go from strength to strength, thanks to the commitment and sense of fun of all involved.


Anyone wanting to organise another games afternoon should speak to Judy Thorp.  The last one was much enjoyed but it could be that there are suggestions for other activities, being held on a different day, etc.

A questionnaire is being prepared and will be available soon for people to feed back their ideas.  It was intended that it would become a regular event 


A great time was had by all at the Marchbanks last Saturday and Carol is looking to get the calendar of monthly coffee mornings back on track for 2019.  These are a great get together and a valuable fundraiser, and as you know, can be hosted by members of the congregation either in their homes or in the church.              Either way, much help is always available for setting up, running the raffle and Queenie’s Stall, and providing lots of lovely cakes and bakes to enjoy with the coffee.  Folk just roll their sleeves up when it comes to it (and also borrow aprons/rubber gloves where appropriate!).

They always run from 10.30am-12 noon and can be on any Saturday of the month to fit in with your own commitments but of course the church diary must be consulted first if being hosted in church. (It’s a good idea to do that anyway to check what else is going on.)


Willen Church is reviving a village tradition to have a Burns Night social gathering with a chance to sample malt whisky, scotch broth, haggis and a cranachan dessert.  Willen Pavilion is situated adjacent to the car parking area for the Playing Fields which is accessed off Portland Drive.

Suitable for all including families and children, tickets are £10 for an adult, £5 for 10-18 year olds and free for under 10’s which includes a three course supper, wine or soft drinks.

Please contact David Preston ( or telephone on 01908 604605 or 07538 498 061.  

Morning Prayer: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 8.30-9am in church

Sunday School: a programme of activities in the Bell Tower for children of the congregation as part of Sunday services (except for “Open Door”)

Pioneer 12 Group:  in the church for ages 7 – 11, 6-7.30pm on Tuesdays

Healing Prayer Group: 2pm the 1st Monday of month (please enquire about venue and date which occasionally vary)

House Group: 7.30pm on Monday evenings (date/venue varies)

Church Bellringers: every Tuesday at 7.30pm

Communion on the first Wednesday of the month: 10am at St. Andrews  followed by coffee. Church usually stays open till 1pm

First Wednesday Seminars:  after the above service


Clergy: Rev. Chuks Iwuagwu 01908 608672 (except Fridays)
07878 854220 (emergency and SMS only)  Clergy email:

Lay chair: Mary O’Neale   ~ Verger:  Ann Fountaine
Church music co-ordinator:  Glenys Bloomfield

Newsletter: Jennifer Foskett (items for inclusion by the previous Wednesday please) Email for all above:

GIVING St Andrew’s always gratefully receives any financial contribution towards the costly business of keeping-up our church and grounds. For those wishing to contribute online, our bank details are

as follows:-   Bank: Barclays  Sort Code: 20-57-40   Account No: 00789925

Account Name:  St Andrews Congregational Council
(Please remember to put your name as a sender’s reference.)

We are able to claim tax back on donations, so if you are a tax payer, please put your collection money in the Gift Aid envelope and fill in your details.  Envelopes and pens can be found behind your chair.