Welcome to Our Web Site
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
Rev. Robert Evens, currently Rector of the Sharnbrook Benefice, has been appointed as the next Rector of
Ashwell,Hinxworth & Newnham. His installation, by the Bishop of St. Albans will be on the 18th. April
2015, 4.00 p.m at St. Mary’s Ashwell. Robert and Caroline’s final Sunday in the Sharnbrook Benefice will
be March 15th. (Mothering Sunday) 2015. We wish them every blessing and hapiness in their new parishes
after over ten years of their excellent work, friendship and ministry with the people of Sharnbrook,
Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop.
Thomas Sander joined the benefice as curate on 3rd. July 2011 following his ordination as
Deacon. He was ordained Priest on June 30th. 2012. Thomas spent his early life in Hitchin and
studied at Canterbury University and Westcott Theological College - Cambridge.
He has now completed his time training with Revd. Robert Evens. and has made a great
impression on the people and mission of the Benefice during his time with us. We will all miss
him and wish him well as he is now licensed to the parishes of Flamstead and Markyate in
For a few memories of Tom’s three years with us click this link: Thomas 2011 - 2014
(Thanks to Ken Shrimpton for some of the photographs.)
See Important NOTICE below.
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
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.