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Serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade for 38 years

The latest coronavirus information from Gov.uk
The latest coronavirus information from Central Bedfordshire Council



St Mary's Church Kensworth Zoom Quiz is on Saturday 1st May. Please see the events page for details.


It is back (subject to the government timetable). The Kensworth Flower and Vegetable Show. Please see the Events page for details and keep watching as other events return.



The Annual Parish and Annual Parochial Church Meetings will be held on Zoom this year as last.  The dates and times are:

  • Studham – Wednesday April 21st at 7pm
  • Whipsnade – Tuesday April 27th at 7pm
  • Kensworth – Wednesday April 28th at 7pm

The Annual Report and Accounts for Studham Church can be seen on the Studham page.

The Annual Report and Accounts for Whipsnade Church can be seen on the Whipsnade page.

The report for Kensworth will follow shortly.



The online magazine and previous magazines can be downloaded 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. Previous editions can be read on this website on the Back Issues page. The June edition will again be online but it is hoped that the July/August double edition will be printed and delivered as normal subject to regulations.



As last Sunday, next Sunday we will be worshipping both at our 9.00am online service (which also can be accessed any time after the service has finished), and in a service in a church building, this week St. Mary Magdalene's, Whipsnade, at 10.30am.

The pattern for the coming weeks of the services at 10.30am in our buildings is as follows:

May 2nd 10.30am at Kensworth

May 9th 10.30am at Studham 

For those coming to the church buildings please remember:

  • we will be following government guidelines on social distancing and all hygiene measures (two metres distance where possible, one metre plus where not, and hand sanitising at the entrance to the building);
  • please wear a face covering if possible;
  • to fill in the pews from the front (this may mean that you can’t sit in your ‘usual pew’! Please follow directions from a benefice churchwarden);
  •  to leave from the door nearest to you (which may be the priest door in the chancel);

conversation after (or before) the service must take place outside the building.

Details of last Sunday's service can be seem on the church page.



The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Susan Lousada, Bedfordshire Learning Link and Luton Learning Link are working together to bridge the digital divide in Bedfordshire by collecting your unused digital devices.

We need your help by donating digital devices

  • Laptops less than 5 years old, that still switch on and with charger if possible
  • iPads of any age, undamaged and reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud
  • Chromebooks of any age
  • Old smartphones (reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud) can also be recycled and funds raised from these can be used towards refurbishing devices

Please reset to factory settings to erase all your personal data.  All devices will be refurbished by a professional company to keep you and the school children safe.

Such devices can be passed to Nicola at the Vicarage, Clayhall Road, Kensworth, from where they will be collected by the scheme.

Alternatively financial donations are warmly received. 

A brand new Chromebook costs between £200 and £220, Grade A refurbished Laptops £220 and Grade A refurbished iPads £250. Different schools require different devices depending on the learning platforms they use. Younger children and Special Needs Schools often find iPads easier to use.

Should you feel that you are able to make a donation to this appeal, please kindly donate via the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire’s Just Giving Page:


or by cheque payable to Bedfordshire Crimebeat Ltd, referenced BLL and posted to:

Colin Davies, The Old Rectory, Church Road, Westoning, Bedford, MK45 5JW



We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference. If you can help and would like further information please see our website.