Welcome to the United Benefice of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade

Part of the North Chilterns Group of Parishes


We are now at the stage of being able to share the good news of a return to worship in the church buildings for those who are able and want to, alongside the continuation of online worship.  This will begin on Sunday 19th July, and will be a said service of readings and prayers.

The new pattern of Sunday worship from that date will be as follows: 

9am online service (which also can accessed later in the day or on any other day)

10.30am service in ONE of the churches in the benefice moving in alphabetical order around the three parishes.

We are beginning as follows:

Sunday 19th July

9am – Online Service; 10.30am – Service at St. Mary’s Studham for all the benefice; we are starting at Studham purely for organisational reasons, we will moving on to Whipsnade and then Kensworth for the following weeks.

We will be following government guidelines on social distancing and all hygiene measures (two metres distance where possible and hand sanitising at the entrance to the building); instructions are that you are welcome to wear a face covering if you wish but you don’t have to.

KSW WorshipLink which you can use for Home Church by yourself.


Fifth Sunday after Trinity
10am A Service of Stillness and Reflection for Sunday – live streamed via YouTube on the Nicola Lenthall channel (instructions below and order of service here).
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
There are two additions to the YouTube channel especially for family worship - ‘First Steps’ service for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and, with the help of Kathy and Barrie Huggins, an online 'Messy Church'; these can be accessed and enjoyed at any time. Why not share the link with families who you know might appreciate it?


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