The editors (Anne Breen and Liz Holliday) were devastated to hear the sad news about Claire’s sudden death. We had only known her for all too short a time but we will remember Claire as someone who was always enthusiastic, cheerful and willing to help. On behalf of Chipperfield News a donation will be made [...]
Roadworks in Abbots Langley affecting Bus R9 (Chipperfield to North Watford Asda).Road safety work is expected to start on 22 November and last for approximately 10 weeks along Popes Road and Trowley Rise in Abbots Langley. During the works buses will be diverted as follows:Towards Asda – from Abbots Road, turning left into High Street, [...]
We are told that we are to expect a hard winter this time. Certainly trees and shrubs are laden with a mass of berries and seeds at the moment. If the big freeze does come, make sure that the outside taps are lagged and items containing water are emptied. Severe weather does damage evergreen plants [...]
I love autumn, with all its lovely fiery colours. Beech trees, low sun and blue sky, what could be better? Low sun and blue sky have been in short supply but Scatterdells Woods have still looked wonderful. We went to Dorset for a couple of days, but I don’t think we saw anything better than [...]
For the first time we have exceeded £3000 – £3105 to be precise, with some Gift Aid still to be reclaimed by the Legion! This is a wonderful result – an increase of over 10 percent. We were lucky in having dry and mostly mild weather in early November and the Iraq conflict may have [...]
As a result of Claire Evans’s untimely death the Churchwardens are once more looking for a new Editor for Unity. The work is not onerous. It involves liaising with the Editors of Chipperfield News, contacting a small number of key people well in advance of the deadline, collating and editing the information and checking for [...]
In St Paul’s Church on 27 October, a Service of Thanksgiving led by the Rev Paul Manuel was held in memory of Beverley Hudson. The church was full of family, friends and neighbours who had come together to celebrate her life. Beverley had been courageously battling against illness for 7 years and passed away peacefully [...]
21.06.1930 – 12.10.2004Jean Bunyan was born at Gowan Lodge, Tower Hill where she lived until she married John Kirpatrick in 1954 and moved to Overdale, Dunny Lane. The Bunyans have long connections with Chipperfield and the family is mentioned in any book or article written about the village. Indeed Jean once likened herself to a [...]
We are delighted to announce that the Revd Jim Stevens has accepted the position of Vicar of the Benefice of Sarratt & Chipperfield. Jim is currently Vicar of St Philip’s, Dorridge in the Diocese of Birmingham, where he has been for the past 15 years. He and his wife Judy, a teacher, have three grown-up [...]
The diocese has strict regulations concerning the type of grave that can be placed in churchyards. The regulations are there to ensure some consistency and tidiness in appearance, to make maintenance as easy as possible and to observe health and safety requirements. These regulations have been in force for a number of years and have [...]
We were very saddened to learn of the sudden death of Claire on 18 October. She and her husband Julian moved to Bovingdon earlier this year and she willingly took on the job of preparing the Unity pages on behalf of the churches in Chipperfield. This she did conscientiously and cheerfully. We enjoyed and are [...]
The meaning of Christmas may be summarised in two words: Incarnation and Salvation. God took human form in the person of His unique Son, Jesus. The Word became flesh. He could be seen, heard and touched. He was full of grace and truth, showing in His person, actions and words what God is like. Incarnation.His [...]
Brother Leo Edgar OP will give two Advent talks, both at 8pm, in church on 30 November and 14 December. They are entitled ‘Christ’s entry into a violent world’ and ‘Christ brings peace to the world’. Anyone is welcome to attend.
There is a lot happening in the Baptist Church in December, as we open our Christmas Tree Festival (for full details, see p1) and welcome a return visit from the Chiltern West Gallery Quire (details in the Diary). We look forward to seeing you all there and at the annual Christingle Service on 9 January, [...]
Children’s Groups. Sunday Special: 10am every Sunday (except for monthly Family Worship). Alison Bush (01442 834425) Toddler Praise: Due to lack of support, this has been discontinued. Our gratitude to Sally Thompson for her efforts in organising it recently. Chipchops: On 31 October, we hosted a “bring and share” tea in the Parish Room, followed [...]
Why not join a local group on a programme of short walks, led by trained leaders. Routes vary between 1.5 and 3 miles, generally taking 40 mins to 1 hour. Refreshments follow all walks.Kings Langley – Tuesday 14 December at 10am.Meet at The Pavilion on The Common, Kings Langley.Kings Langley – Wednesday 8 December and [...]
The Silver Rose Bowl – Frank Venables(Most Points Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers)The W. Bates Cup – Mike Leon(Runner Up in Vegetables, Fruit & Flowers)The Henry Butcher Cup – Doug Leslie(Most Points Chrysanthemums)The G.A.Usher Challenge Bowl – Frank Venables (Most Points all Flowers)The Timberlake Cup – Frank Venables(Best Onions in Show)The Peter Franz Cup – Sheila [...]
On Saturday 18 September, Chipperfield Horticultural Society held its last show of the year. It was very well supported, lots of exhibitors with their usual wonderful quality of flowers, fruit and vegetables adding to the terrific display of fifteen alcoves of floral art work. Sixteen exhibits of beautifully created handicraft rounded off an outstandingly successful [...]
If you’re free on Thursday evenings, why not enjoy a social game of bridge at Christ Church Hall, The Nap, Kings Langley, from 7.30-10.30pm. For more details please contact Ray and Jill Phillips on 01923 261183.
Following Village Day in July, the winning balloon was picked up by DHr E. Esser who lives in Dinteloord, near Rotterdam, Holland. He or she received a Chipperfield Village map.On our side the winner was Nick Lassman, who donated his prize money back to Blackwells.