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 began on Sunday 19th July.

The new pattern of Sunday worship from that date is 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.

Next Sunday 16th August there is a 9am Online Service and a 10.30am service at St. Mary Magsalene's, Whipsnade for all the benefice; We will move back to Kensworth for the following week.

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 should wear a face covering.

KSW WorshipLink which you can use for Home Church by yourself.
10.30am A Service of Stillness and Reflection for Sunday at St. Mary’s Studham
For those who can access YouTube, the Sunday streamed worship will continue (links are below), although for the next few weeks you’ll be asked to pause the service and to read the readings through for yourselves, using the references in the WorshipLink.  The sermons will be given by diocesan staff, so after the service do go to https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/faith/summer-holiday-sermons/ where a new weekly sermon is posted from 8am on a Sunday morning.
August 9th, released at 9am – A Service of Stillness and Reflection
If you missed the livestream then try:
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?


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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