New minister for Burwell

Chris Johnson ANL-150906-151602001
Chris Johnson ANL-150906-151602001

A 52-year-old former analytical chemist will be inducted as Burwell’s new baptist minister on Saturday.

The Rev Chris Johnson moved to the village at the beginning of last month with his wife Lynn from Hoddesdon, in Hertfordshire, where he served as pastor for five years.

Before that he was a pastor in Barrow on Soar in Leicestershire where the couple had lived for 20 years.

Mr Johnson trained for ministry at Regents Park College in Oxford and had previously worked in pharmaceutical research as an analytical chemist.

Burwell Baptist Church has a membership of about 50 people

“Our vision is to make the love of God known to all regardless of age or background,” said Mr Johnson.

The induction service will take place at the church at 3pm.