Welcome to the online edition of the Parish Link.

The Parish Link is a magazine serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade in the south of Bedfordshire. This version has been designed to complement rather than replace our traditional paper-based magazine, and hopefully extend its reach to enable previous residents to    remain connected. 

Look on this website for images of previous events throughout the year, back issues of the magazine, whats on, church services and directories, travel information, local organisations and authorities and there is also a contact page if you wish to get in touch about the website or the magazine.

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Boundary Review 2018 - Make a Comment

In the new boundary changes it is proposed that Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade, currently in the South West Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency, move to the Luton South constituency.  If you wish to comment on this change please go to the Boundary Commission website and have your say. See more details by clicking here.

What’s on in the villages in December

10th Studham Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival 10.00am-4.00pm with lunches, tea & coffee.
27th Whipsnade Christmas Walk. Meet at the Tree Cathedral Car Park at 10.30am. Donations £2.
31st Kensworth Village Hall New Year’s Eve Disco. Lynn Lewis (873981) or Pat Mitchell (871178).
31st Whipsnade Village Hall New Year’s Eve Party. Roland Harris 871092 or admin@whipsnadevillagehall.co.uk

If you would like your event to be shown on the Parish Link website What’s On page, please email info@parishlink.org.uk or get in direct contact with Les Randall on 872552.


Please help local people in crisis. If you would like to help and wish to know how to do so please click here for details. If you can help by donationg any of the items shown please drop them in to any of the churches, the schools or the Vicarage. Thank you.

Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plans explained

The latest news from 

Minutes of the Studham meeting on 7th November with presentation slides

Output from the Neighbourhood Plan Workshops held on 20th, 24th and 27th February and 9th March.

This is about the future of your village. Make sure you have your say.

Local Organisations

Do you want to know what clubs or activities are in the villages. Perhaps you need to know who to contact in your Neighbourhood Watch scheme. The answer to these and other questions can be found on the Local Organisations page.

News from the Pews

Please see these words from Reverend Gill Hulme in Thought for the Month for December/January.

If you were unable to attend church this week we would be pleased to see you soon when you will be made most welcome. See Church Services.

Work is progressing on the extension to Whipsnade Church. Please see images here. A big thank you to all who contributed to our fund raising. We are extremely grateful. Weather permitting the work should be completed in mid January 2017. 

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