Welcome to the United Benefice of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade

Part of the North Chilterns Group of Parishes

 

A message from Reverend Nicola Lenthall 

 
Sunday’s service will be live online at 10am for all – apologies for the delay in broadcasting last Sunday which was due to a whole range of technical problems.
This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, but also colloquially known as ‘Stir Up Sunday’ from the Collect in the Book of Common Prayer.  The Diocese is calling us to a time of prayer from 5pm on Sunday 22nd until 5pm on Monday 23rd, with resources here:
and a trailer here: 
https://youtu.be/5pgeI0gmAx4
Don’t forget the Dunstable Salvation Army Christmas ministry ... Major Steve Brevitt writes:
“While there are number of things we won’t be able to do this year, we will still be preparing Christmas hampers for families in need in the community.  To that end we are accumulating stocks of food (non-perishable) and also new, unwrapped children’s toys.  If you are aware of people who would like to contribute to this their donations would be most welcome.

Donations can be dropped off at our hall (The Salvation Army, Bullpond Lane, Dunstable, LU6 3AH) during the following times:

Mondays:  1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Tuesdays:  1.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Wednesdays:  10.30 am – 12 noon

Fridays:  2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

If people would like any further information they would be welcome to call this number: 01582 606031. Thank you!”

Don’t go out unless you are able to safely or have to as part of your role, or in the context of other work.

Every week at https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/encouraging-faith/ you can access a short film from a member of senior diocesan staff to encourage us in faith together over the coming months.  We continue to keep November as a month of prayer in the church nationally, using the prayer books and resources sent out on previous emails.

Attached is our KSW WorshipLink which you can use for Home Church by yourself, and also, for those who can access YouTube, an order of service for use with the Sunday live stream. 
The Feast of Christ the King (also known as ‘Stir Up Sunday’)
10am A Service of Stillness and Reflection for Sunday – live streamed via YouTube on the Nicola Lenthall channel (instructions below and order of service attached)
Instructions for how to access the livestream worship via YouTube:
1. Go to the Nicola Lenthall YouTube channel by clicking this web link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoQ3YB9ywTtcFdtEt0vmgQ
2. Click on the livestream when it has started (this will appear next to those already uploaded)
3. If you miss it or want to worship later in the day then try:
which should bring up the livestreams as well.
All our previous recorded and live-streamed services are still available on Nicola Lenthall’s YouTube channel.  The orders of service and hymns were sent out at the time.
Family Worship

https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/event/wait-and-hope-yac/

Wait and Hope – an online Advent retreat for families

5th December @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is an Advent like no other, as we prepare for a Christmas like no other. Join us, and other families from around St Albans Diocese, for stories, activities, and more, to help us reflect on the themes of dealing with disappointment, waiting, and hoping. What are you waiting for, in your life and in the world? How do we hold onto hope when things are tough? How does Jesus being born give us hope?

While we’ll be spending time together on Zoom, there will also be chances to explore your house and neighbourhood, make stuff, and get moving – so whether you’re good at sitting still or good at moving around, you’re very welcome. And we’ll be exploring faith with both our words and our senses. If you want to invite your extended family – grandparents in Scotland, cousins in Australia – to join you, you’re very welcome to do that too; just send them the Zoom link, privately, once you’ve received it.

Families who sign up before November 20th will receive a box in the post with some materials to help them engage with the retreat. Anyone signing up after that time is very welcome, but we can’t guarantee a box will get to you in time.

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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