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Serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade for 37 years
THE PARISH LINK MAGAZINE
In the current circumstances it is not possible to deliver the printed Parish Link magazine. The May edition can be found on the Back Issues page of this webbsite where it can read or download to your device to read offline. Please consider printing it for a neighbour who enjoys reading the Link but does not have access to the internet. The June edition will appear here on 1st June.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the churches remain closed but thanks to the Reverend Nicola Lenthall and technology you can still be involved in church life and church services on this website. Please also see the Church page for details of Family Worship and previous live-streamed services.
KSW WorshipLink which you can use for Home Church by yourself.
A lot of people have kindly asked about Dunstable Foodbank now that the church collection points are not available and many are not getting out. The trustees of the foodbank ask those who can to consider giving financially instead. Please see here.
CORONAVIRUS KNITTING CHALLENGE
Could you do some simple knitting to support our critical care nurses in coping, and helping others cope with death of loved ones in these difficult times, when normal loving gestures are not allowed?
Cheryl Coomber from Studham is a critical care nurse at L&D, and she has asked for help from our community in knitting or crocheting small hearts.There are many ventilated patients in L&D at the moment, about three times the usual number. The idea is to give knitted hearts to bereaved families who have not been able to see a loved one before they die, as a token of comfort and support.
The pattern for the hearts is at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hearts-28 (and here) – the hearts can be in any colour of wool that you have available.
We do need to take special precautions in sending the hearts to Cheryl. Yarn must be clean, and the hearts need to be put in a sealed bag, such as a freezer bag or sealed bin bag. These should be dated so that 72 hours elapse before they are opened, for safety reasons.
If you are able to help and can get to a post office you can send your hearts to Cheryl Coomber, Senior Sister, Critical Care, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road Luton LU4 0DZ.
If you are self-isolating and unable to get to a post office, I am arranging with Cheryl and the volunteer groups for the sealed bags to be collected and delivered to Cheryl. Please contact me to make arrangements.
As Cheryl has commented ‘it is a really difficult time for the families and staff and anything that keeps us all human would help right now.’
Thank you in advance.
A message from Reverend Nigel Bibbings, Minister, South Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit: