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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.
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
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 benefice of Felmersham joined with Sharnbrook and Knotting with Souldrop on 1st. September 2005 and
Revd. Robert Evens became Rector of the united benefice. The ministry of the benefice is now covered by Fr.
Reuben Preston 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. Mary’s Felmersham.
St Peter's is part of 'Sharnbrook Churches Together' which includes cooperation with our local Methodist, Roman
Catholic and Evangelical Churches.The benefice 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.
Rev. Reuben Preston was appointed as Rector to the Benefice of Sharnbrook,
Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop at a Licensing service which took place on
Wednesday 9th. March 2016 at 7.30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church Sharnbrook.
Reuben was ordained to the ministry of the Church of England in 1991 and has worked in
the dioceses of Birmingham, Worcester, Portsmouth and London. As well as working in
ordinary parishes he has been a Prison chaplain and high school chaplain. Prior to
arriving in Sharnbrook Benefice he was a parish priest in east London where he oversaw
a large redevelopment of the parish of St Mary of Eton. Reuben is an Oblate of Alton
Abbey in Hampshire which is his spiritual home. In 2013 Reuben and Stephen celebrated their Civil Partnership
and live at the Rectory with George the Bassett Hound who is a regular at Morning Prayer as well as the Sunday
services around the benefice. Currently Reuben is completing his training as an Ignatian Spiritual director and
is passionate about helping people – young and old alike develop their spiritual life with Christ Jesus using the
Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola.
The smaller parishes of All Saints -
Souldrop and St. Margaret of
it’s small unique
Church of Saxon origin, complete
the united benefice.
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