St Mary Magdalene, Whipsnade

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The Church is bright and friendly, with a welcoming atmosphere. More than half of members travel to the church from outside the village because of the warm welcome that they received when they visited.

The building is simple, built of brick with a 16th century tower, nave (1719) designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, and apse added in 1860 - one of the Victorians' better ideas! The pulpit and altar rail are Jacobean. The interior is light and well maintained. It is set at the back of the village green in a well kept churchyard where conservation is taken seriously.
Services are said, mainly traditional, but people are open to new ideas.

At present, we are hoping to be allowed to build a small vestry and toilet extension so that we can use the church for community events.

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Mrs Isobel Randall
14 Holywell Road
Studham
Beds
LU6 2PA
(01582) 872552 or 01582 872223 ((The Rector))

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Sunday

Holy Communion
Said Eucharist, traditional on 1st and 4th Sundays, modern on 2nd Sunday. Followed by coffee on 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Every first second and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Coffee
Sunday School
A meeting of children and young people in age groups (toddlers, children, teens) starting in church at the beginning of the 9.00 service then moving to a nearby home for activities. School terms only.
in school terms every second and fourth Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School
Family Service
Service of The Word, with participation by young people.
Every third Sunday at 9:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee

Thursday

Village lunch
Every 2nd Thursday of the month church people provide a two course lunch and coffee in the Village Hall for approx. 60 people, at a small cost for church funds. People come from miles around for this friendly and enjoyable event. No need to book, all welcome.
December's lunch is so popular that it requires advance booking. Contact Isobel Randall by email. every second Thursday at 12:30 PM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly
Sunday School Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Grade 2* Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Organ Back to Church Sunday Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Visitor Parking Available
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The church is open to welcome visitors throughout the day.

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Other information
Clergy: The Revd Nicola Yvonne LENTHALL
A Church Near You ID: 7716
Built: c. 1719
Architect: Nicholas Hawksmoor
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Dean and chapter of St Pauls alternating with the Lord Chancellor
Archdeaconry: BEDFORD (322)
Deanery: DUNSTABLE (32204)
Benefice: Kensworth Studham and Whipsnade (32/142BP)
Parish Legal Name: Whipsnade (320331 32/331)
CofE Church Info: (632331 32/331)
Short URL: acny.uk/7716/
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The current editor is: Isobel Randall

 
 
St Mary Magdalene : The Green, At the back of the Green on the opposite side of the road from the Old Hunter's Lodge., Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LL

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