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.