Welcome to the United Benefice of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade

Part of the North Chilterns Group of Parishes




Next Sunday, June 20th, the services are:

9am Family Service at Whipsnade

10.30am Service of Stillness and Reflection at Kensworth

10.30am Holy Communion at Studham


We are continuing with our plan of having one service in each church every Sunday (although sadly still no congregational singing inside the building yet) following the normal pattern pre-pandemic in terms of times, and as much as possible in terms of style of service.  We can’t yet offer Sunday School or Children’s Church in church, but may be able to offer some children’s worship outside as we go through the summer.  Please keep reading this website and the benefice Facebook page for more updates.


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.


Please see our basic Safeguarding policy.

About Us

The churches of St Mary the Virgin, Kensworth, St Mary the Virgin, Studham and St Mary Magdalene, Whipsnade are in the Deanery of Dunstable in the Diocese of St Albans.

Our Vicar is the Reverend Nicola Lenthall.

T: 01582-872223

E: revnicolalenthall@btinternet.com


For more information about our churches please use the link above.

To visit us

Kensworth Church:

Church End, LU6 3RA


Studham Church:

Church Road, LU6 2NW


Whipsnade Church:

The Green, LU6 2LL