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Serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade for 37 years

The latest coronavirus information from Gov.uk
The latest coronavirus information from Central Bedfordshire Council
 
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:
The churches, parish councils, neighbourhood schemes and the Parish Link have established the Studham, Kensworth and Whipsnade Coronavirus Support Group. All those who have contacted Nicola in recent days to offer help or support will have their details passed on to this central group.  If you want to help, or if you are in need or know someone who is in need you should CONTACT THIS GROUP from now on.
Don’t hesitate to be in touch with Nicola for pastoral care needs or concerns as usual – 01582 872223
 
A message from the Bishop of St Albans:
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
But they called on the Church to "continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable"
It means all Church of England churches are temporarily closed in line with the Government's instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms. Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Government's instructions.
 
A message from the Reverend Nicola Lenthall:
Please see the message above from the Bishop of St Albans and do please see our new-look KSW Worship Link.
All of you remain in my prayers – and I am here to serve you all and to minister to you; to offer practical support and help and love.  If you need help or can offer help, join our group; Studham, Kensworth and Whipsnade Coronavirus Response Group, details of which can be found above.
Please keep checking this website for further information.
May God bless us and hold us all through these times, may we care for one another and pray for those in need.
Nicola
 

A message from Reverend Nigel Bibbings, Minister, South Bedfordshire Methodist Circuit:

We are sad to announce that due to the nationwide restrictions caused by the Coronavirus, for the time being our church is
not gathering for worship on Sundays. However, we continue to be very much open for business in many other ways.
We are thinking of, praying for and supporting all members of our community, particularly those who are themselves
vulnerable and/or self-isolating at this time. If there is anything that we can do to be of help to you practically, or if you have a need and would like us to pray for you or your family, please be in touch with our Minister, Rev Nigel Bibbings on 01525-872026.
We have a faithful God who loves and cares for each one of us, who we are confident will see us through this time of great turmoil. May he bless and keep you safe. Many thanks. Every blessing,
Nigel