The United Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop

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Our four Churches are situated in North Bedfordshire approximately 8 miles North of Bedford off the A6, The benefice is a member of the Anglican Communion in the Deanery of Sharnbrook and the Diocese of St. Albans. St. Peter's Sharnbrook is the larger of the four parishes and associated  with H.E. Bates well-known character 'Uncle Silas'. It has a fine thirteenth century Church remodelled from the earlier Norman building. The river Ouse forms the southern boundary.                                                      ***************** St. Mary’s Felmersham parish, south of the Ouse, includes the nearby hamlet of Radwell and has the largest Church, built by the monks of Lenten Priory between 1220 and 1240 and one of the finest Early English Gothic buildings in the region. **************** The smaller  parishes of All Saints - Souldrop and St. Margaret of Antioch – Knotting, with it’s small unique Church of Saxon origin, complete the united benefice.                                            ***************                        Browse our site to see who we are, what we do and why we do it. Robert Evens and his wife Caroline moved to Sharnbrook in June 2005. They have one son, Rob who is married to Rebecca. Robert came into the ordained ministry as a  “mature student.” having trained on the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course. He became a Non-Stipendiary Minister, which is unpaid and often a part-time post, but then converted to the full-time stipendiary ministry in 2003 when he went to Wymington and Podington. This move came after serving his time as a Curate with the previous Rector of Sharnbrook - Ian Arthur. Before he took up training for the ministry, Robert, amongst other things trained as an accountant and worked for the final fifteen or so years in a plastics fabrication company in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire. Robert and Caroline have lived in the area for more than twenty years, first in Turvey and then for two years in Wymington. Robert was made Rural Dean of the Sharnbrook Deanery in 3 /2012. ***************** Thomas Sander joined the benefice as curate on 3rd. July 2011 following his ordination as Deacon. He was ordained Priest on June 30th. 2012 and will spend a further two years completing his training with Robert Evens. Thomas spent his early life in Hitchin and studied at Canterbury University and Westcott Theological College - Cambridge.   ***************** The benefice of  Felmersham  joined with Sharnbrook and Knotting with Souldrop on 1st. September 2005 and Robert Evens became Rector of the united benefice. The ministry of the benefice is covered by Revd. Robert Evens and Revd. Thomas Sander with the occasional help of locally resident retired clergy. Details of St. Mary's Felmersham, it’s officers, services and activities are covered by their own web site. Please follow the link. ***************** St Peter's is part of 'Sharnbrook Churches Together' which includes cooperation with our local Methodist, Roman Catholic and Evangelical Churches. It is also linked with the parish of Calpino in the Catholic Diocese of Urbino in Italy. Everyone is welcome at all of our Churches. We meet every Sunday for  Worship and to learn more about our faith. We want our Churches to be accessible to people of all ages and (dis)abilities. St. Peters has a sound system including a 'T loop' for those with hearing difficulties.  Ramps for wheelchair access are also provided. If you want to know more please join us at any service.
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