Welcome to the United Benefice of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade

Part of the North Chilterns Group of Parishes


From Reverend Nicola Lenthall:


Next Sunday we will be worshipping at our 
9am online service (which also can accessed later in the day or on any other day) and at a 9am face-to-face Holy Communion service at Whipsnade and a 10.30am face-to-face service Harvest Festival service at Kensworth.  
Services for the next week:
Sunday 4th October:  9am Harvest Festival service at Whipsnade; 10.30am Harvest Festival service at Studham; 10.30am 
Holy Communion service at 
We would love gifts of tins and dried goods for the work of the Foodbank and SA.  Unfortunately because we can’t auction fresh produce or donate it to the SA this year, long-life gifts are preferable (if not so pretty...)  We will be continuing to bring you online worship at 9am every Sunday.
Dates have been set for the Annual Parochial Church meetings, which are postponed from April.  The diocese has passed the necessary legislation for these to happen virtually.
If you are interested in attending please email me and I will send you a Zoom link in October.  If you want to come but are unsure of how Zoom works, do please be in touch and I’ll talk you through things. To obtain a copy of the Annual Report for your church please see below.
The three dates are:
Thursday 15th October – Kensworth 
Wednesday 21st October – Studham
Thursday 22nd October – Whipsnade
all at 7.30pm
For those coming to the church building for worship on Sunday 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 unless you are exempt from doing so;
  • 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.
Attached is both 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 Sunday’s live stream.
Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity 
9am A Service of Stillness and Reflection for Sunday – live streamed via YouTube on the Nicola Lenthall channel (instructions below and order of service here; you can access this later in the day if 9am isn’t possible)
10.30am Holy Communion at St. Mary’s Kensworth
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?


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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