Congregation raises cash for a new church

An artist's impression of the new Shenley Christian Fellowship building

An artist's impression of the new Shenley Christian Fellowship building

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A congregation has been given the planning go-ahead to build its own church after years of waiting.

The Oak Tree Centre in Shenley Brook End will be one of the largest community-based building projects in MK for a decade.

Members of the 100-strong Shenley Christian Fellowship Church have already raised much of the £2.5 million cost themselves.

The building will be a home for worship as well as community projects, mums and toddler groups, drop-in sessions and clubs for teenagers.

When not in use, the rooms will be available for hire to non members, said a fellowship spokesman.

The building, planned for the junction for Wallinger Drive and Manifold Lane, will include a number of ‘green’ features such as solar panels, photovoltaics and recycled materials.

The congregation is now seeking sponsorship from businesses to complete their target.

Anybody interested can donate via www.scf-mk.org.uk/giving.