Welcome to the webpage of the church of St Mary Magdalene, Whipsnade. 

Please see the Church page for details of our services.

The Church of England parish church of Whipsnade, also known by its unusual dedication to St Mary Magdalene, stands at the heart of this famous and beautiful village, and is the main spritual centre for the community. It is normally kept open for visits and prayer in daylight hours. As an 'ancient' church building, ours is relatively young: the church tower is the oldest part, dating from the sixteenth century, while the central part of the building is Georgian. At the opposite end to the tower the chancel is Victorian. We're particularly proud, after decades of campaigning and fundraising, to have a 21st-century addition at the south western corner, containing a servery, toilet and meeting room. 

Please click here to see the Annual Report and Accounts for 2022.

Vicar:                                                          Lay Ministers:

Reverend Nicola Lenthall, 01582-872223.      Dorothy Blackburn, 01582-872670 

Email:        Penny Fray, 07917-788536



Jane Wright 07903 019188

Martin Rees 01582-873117




Please check the calender on the main church page.

Our lovely church

Dedicating our new Garden of Remembrance by the Archdeacon

PCC Meeting 4th February 2021

The first of our new 'Knit and Natter' afternoons:

Christmas Eve Carol Service 2019:

Our Harvest Festival Service on 6th October 2019:

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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



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