Welcome to the Parish Link Website!

The Parish Link is a magazine serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade in the south of Bedfordshire. This website has been designed to complement rather than replace our traditional paper based magazine. We hope you find it useful and enjoyable.

EVENTS

 

27th July Margo's Quiz at 7.30pm in Kensworth Village Hall to raise funds for the Flower and Vegetable Show. All enquiries to David Manton on 01438-831184

 

7th September Kensworth Flower and Vegetable Show in Kensworth Village Hall. Public admission from 2.30pm. All enquiries to David Manton 01438-831184.

 

14th September Sponsored Bike & Hike

 

20th September Friends of Whipsnade Church Wine Tasting at 7.30pm in Whipsnade Village Hall

 
For information on future events please click here.

 

If you would like your event to be shown on the Parish Link Website What's On page, please email info@parishlink.org.uk or get in direct contact with Les Randall on 872552.

 

COMMUNITY

 

UPDATE TO DUNSTABLE FOOD BANK APPEAL:

DUNSTABLE FOODBANK FACES RISK OF CLOSURE. PLEASE HELP. SEE MORE HERE

 

AN APPEAL FROM DUNSTABLE FOODBANK:

DUNSTABLE FOODBANK IS GETTING BUSIER. There is an increasing need for a foodbank

iin Dunstable and the surrounding villages - we supply clients who have LU5 and LU6 postcodes. We have seen an 18% increase in food distributed since this time last year. We moved into our new warehouse in Leighton Buzzard in January. We were unable to find free or subsidised accomodation so this is a commercial warehouse. We will need to raise over £15,000 annually to pay for it. All our income goes on supporting our work and buying food. None of our volunteers are paid. We need more help to maintain our service:

  • Increased regular giving of food – to the collection points in the villages or in the major supermarkets
  • More money – ideally by regular contributions that can be gift-aided
  • More volunteers to help with the collection and distribution of food

if you can help with money or time, please contact Mike Pittam at info@dunstablefoodbank.org.uk or on 07874 200056 

 

POSTMAN BRIAN HAS LEFT STUDHAM

 

 

Postman Brian has left his Studham round. Known and loved by most of Studham, Brian has finally been transferred to Dunstable. Read Brian's goodbye thoughts here.

 

ADVERTISING IN THE MAGAZINE

 

If you would like to advertise your business in the Parish Link magazine, please click here for more details.

CHURCH

 

THE THREE CHURCHES

The churches of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade (The Benefice) are in the Deanery of Dunstable within the Diocese of St. Albans. Click on a church for more information including our safeguarding documents.

SERVICES are held in all 3 churches every Sunday and at other appropriate times. You will be made most welcome in all of them. For further details please click here.

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MESSY CHURCH

Would you like to know more about Messy Church? It is usually held monthly in both Kensworth and Studham. For a review of Messy Church please click here. Messy Church dates are on the Church page.

The local churches continue to support Dunstable Foodbank. If you would like to help please drop in any of the items shown to the churches, the schools or the Vicarage. Thank you.

Please note they are currently short of: UHT Fruit Juice, UHT Milk, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Peas, Tinned Carrots, Long Life Sponge Puddings, Chocolate/Sweet Treats.

Foodbank Dunstable also needs financial support. If you are able to help in this way or would like to know more about the work of Foodbank please see their website.