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February 2005

Violence And Peace – The Advent Talks

19th of February 2005

Dominican Leo Edgar as Brother Leo gave us the first of two Advent talks on November 30th, and he returned ordained as Father Leo for the second talk on December 14th. Christ came into a world of violence with a message of peace – God’s peace – for the world. In his first talk Fr. […]

St Paul's & Holy Cross

19th of February 2005

The new Vicar We look forward to welcoming Jim and Judy Stevens in March when Jim is installed as the new Vicar of the Benefice of Sarratt and Chipperfield. He will be licensed on Saturday 12th March when there will be services in both St Paul’s and Holy Cross. Jim & Judy will live in […]

Red Rose Buses

2nd of February 2005

If you wish to check timetables or fares of Red Rose bus routes you can phone 01296 399500 or look at their website (www.redrosetravel.com) which also has a news page with up-to-date details of diversions due to road works etc

New Hedge Planted

2nd of February 2005

Sunday morning on 9 January was cold, dull but dry when eight intrepid volunteers, well wrapped up, booted and gloved met outside the Land Rover Garage to help plant hedge slips along the Langley Horse Track.Anna Cohen, the Projects Officer from the Countryside Management Service arrived with a Land Rover stuffed full of plants, tools […]

News From The Jasmine Trust

2nd of February 2005

At last our much-needed Langley Road Horse Track is open. It took longer than we expected to put the works into action but so far everyone who has used it is delighted, so it has been worth the wait.Many thanks to Chipperfield Parish Council and Hertfordshire Highways for their support and much needed funding. Highways […]

Hertfordshire Archives And Local Studies

2nd of February 2005

To find out how to make the most of a visit to Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), an introduction to key sources for local and family history, including a tour of the strong rooms and conservation room, is held on the last Thursday of every month from 10.30am to 12 noon. A number of […]

Chipperfield Common

2nd of February 2005

In November about thirty local people walked through the woods with Phillip Russell, the Woodlands Officer, to learn of Dacorum`s future plans for the woods. Their aim is to manage the woodland as a sustainable, wildlife habitat whilst enabling anyone to enjoy walking there. The present budget for this work is very small at £5000 […]

Your Garden In February

2nd of February 2005

With spring just a few weeks away, the month of February is one of much activity in the garden. Indeed many of the early bulbs are already in flower and the grass will soon be growing. Seed sowing in the glasshouse can start with bedding plants such as ageratum, alyssum, antirrhinums, begonias, calceolarias, calendula, carnation, […]

Church Of Our Lady

2nd of February 2005

News from Nambaya and Chingulungulu Work continues apace to complete the Mother and Baby Clinic dedicated to the memory of Fr. Des’ brother Michael at Nambaya, Tanzania. The roof is now on, the ceilings are plastered, the windows are on site and ready for fitting. The final plastering of the interior walls and other minor […]

Baptist Church

2nd of February 2005

Our Christmas Tree Festival was a great success and we are really grateful to all the folk who came to see the 18 decorated trees situated around the church – and to enjoy our cream teas! The children from St. Paul’s school also paid us a visit and really enjoyed it. We also had a […]

Garrad House

2nd of February 2005

Garrad House, Rockliffe Avenue, Kings Langley is part of the Abbeyfield Society, a national charity providing housing and various types of care throughout the country. It is a homely place where a small group of up to 10 people of retirement age live together, with help from staff and volunteers. Residents have their own room […]

The Language Of Worship

2nd of February 2005

The Book of Common Prayer is alive and well having survived the vicissitudes of 455 years existence, and of much tinkering with the Anglican liturgy in recent times. The Prayer Book Society exists to promote the continued use of this timeless liturgy. It is acknowledged that there is a need for some church services to […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group Auditions

2nd of February 2005

CTG are preparing to audition for parts in their June play which this year we will be the thriller “Curtain up on Murder”. If anyone is interested in auditioning for a part or would like to become involved in any of the numerous backstage and front of house roles please call Lisa (01923 832309) or […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of February 2005

WHIPPENDELL BOTTOMIn the 1920s/30s, you would have seen a very large signboard at the bottom of Whippendell Hill, advertising St. Dunstan’s Poultry Farm, where you could have bought stock birds, eggs for hatching, day old chicks, poultry houses and fencing materials etc. The business was established in 1915, to train disabled ex-servicemen, from the First […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of February 2005

2005 is the 60th anniversary of the Society and we send best wishes and good gardening to all our members and friends. Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 3rd February 2005 at 8.0pm in the Upper Parish Room at St Paul’s Church. Do please come for a short, but interesting business meeting […]

Village People

2nd of February 2005

Residents will be saddened to learn of the death of our Village Warden Arthur Hirst. Arthur died in hospital on 3 January following a short illness. Arthur was a wonderful ambassador for the Parish Council and thoroughly enjoyed his work in the village. Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Joy, their sons David and […]

Stanley's Store

2nd of February 2005

Chapel Croft, Chipperfield 01923 262822 From this month local residents Neill and Sarah Cronin-Stanley will be the new owners of Brits News, renamed Stanley’s Store and they look forward to meeting all their customers, old and new.Over the next few moths they will be introducing a number of changes including longer hours, staying open to […]

The Octagon Music Society

2nd of February 2005

The Octagon Music Society provides excellent monthly within easy reach at the Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey. You can enjoy a wide range of music, presented mainly by young performers, in a friendly atmosphere. Concerts, which continue until May, are held on Sundays, starting at 7.45pm. On 13 February the Maggini Quartet will be playing […]

Rickmansworth Decorative And Fine Arts Society

2nd of February 2005

Following the closure of Watersmeet, RDFAS is now meeting in Sarratt Village Hall.If you have an interest in the Arts, or think it is time you started to learn more about them, why not come along to one of our lectures. All visitors are welcome (a small donation will be requested) and there are vacancies […]

Custody Visitors Required

2nd of February 2005

Hertfordshire Police Authority is responsible for recruiting and administering Independent Custody Visitors. These are volunteer members of the public of all ages and backgrounds who visit detainees held in police custody areas to check on their welfare and conditions.Following recent changes made by the Home Office, more Custody Visitors are required to visit Watford and […]