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March 2012

Chipperfield Choral Society Spring Concert – 10th March

1st of March 2012

St John’s Church, Boxmoor Messe Solonnelle St Cecilia – Gounod Hymn of Praise – Mendelssohn Musical Director: Delia Meehan Soloists: Mary Bevan (soprano), Rosie Clifford (mezzo soprano), Tom Edward Robson (tenor), Charles Rice (bass). Charles Gounod was regarded in 19th century France, and even today, as one of the great figures in French music, particularly [...]

March In Your Garden

1st of March 2012

It has been very dry for months now and water is getting short and there has even been talk of hosepipe bans. The snow in February will have helped a little but we should all be looking to conserve moisture in the garden and get the water butts filled, just in case. Flowers and shrubs [...]

Cold And Frosty

1st of March 2012

Nearly all my wishes from last month’s ‘News’ have come true; a cold wind blew in from the east and with it came hundreds of fieldfares, and a few redwings, and a few hard frosts to ripen the fruiting wood on the trees, and my snow is forecast for tomorrow! There were still plenty of [...]

Pauline Lilian Boyd 1941 – 2011

1st of March 2012

To our very great sorrow, Pauline, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on 30 December. Middlesbrough born, she trained at the London College of Dance and Drama and in 1963 came with her husband, Graham, to Scatterdells Lane where they  brought up their children, Andrew and Sophie. She taught at various schools, including her own [...]

George Sharpin 4.1.1925 – 19.11 2011

1st of March 2012

George Sharpin, a well-known Chipperfield resident, died peacefully at his home, Kings Mead, on the 19 November aged 86. His family have lived in Chipperfield since 1872 when George’s grandfather was vicar at St Paul’s Church 1872–1892. George escaped to Chipperfield from Bordeaux, France, with his parents and siblings in 1940. George’s main interests in [...]

St Paul’s Parish Registers

1st of March 2012

We commend to God’s merciful keeping: 11 January – Pauline Boyd

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2012

We are so fortunate to have our own priest here to say Mass for us twice on Sundays as well as three weekday Masses. Sunday Mass is a duty but Fr. Terry’s sermon on Sabbath observance caused us to see this duty in a different way. Keeping the Sabbath holy was one of the many [...]

Help With WW2 Project

1st of March 2012

I have received some wonderful information in the last couple of months from my previous requests for help with our researches into those from the village who served in WW2. This month I include a further number of names about whom we still require information. – Jack Durrant of Chapel Croft – Wally Newman from [...]

Correction To Churchyard Burials In December/january Edition.

1st of March 2012

It has been brought to the notice of the Steering Group that reference has been made to a ‘churchyard extension’. At this time it is ‘additional burial ground’ in Chipperfield that is being considered. Any further developments will be announced in due course.

Women’s World Day Of Prayer

1st of March 2012

Friday 2 March – 10am St Paul’s Parish Room   This year’s service has been prepared by the Christian women of Malaysia with the theme, ‘Let Justice Prevail’.  Once again, churches from Chipperfield, Sarratt and Bovingdon will meet together to celebrate this worldwide event.  Everyone is most welcome to join us.

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of March 2012

It took us all by surprise; three months earlier he was in good health and enjoying his retirement. On New Year’s Eve my brother-in-law Peter died in the hospice. He was only 59, virulent pancreatic cancer the cause. Sudden unexpected tragedy knocked at our door! It made us feel vulnerable for we have been making [...]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2012

Good news should be for everyone, surely? It seems to me that bad news most certainly is. However, whatever I see or hear or read, the facts don’t seem to bear this out. We should all know by now that the world, and Europe in particular, is suffering a recession. We are told that this [...]

Chipperfield Choral Society

1st of March 2012

‘Welcome Yule’ was the title of the annual Christmas Concert. A regular feature of their season for over sixty years, this concert was a real celebration. Delia Meehan was celebrating having been Musical Director of the hundred strong society for twenty years and the event was her twenty first Christmas concert as conductor. The choir [...]

Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee

1st of March 2012

The 6 February marked the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s accession to the throne and she became only the second monarch to achieve this landmark event. Plans are underway to mark the Diamond Jubilee with a Village Day Fete in Chipperfield in June but let us look back at how Chipperfield celebrated Queen Victoria’s Diamond [...]

Chipperfield W.I. News

1st of March 2012

Afternoon W.I. Our first meeting was a social afternoon, the highlight of which was an entertainment given by the pupils of St Paul’s School. We were treated to various piano solos, some Irish dancing, a very good singer and even a cellist. We were delighted to see and hear the children and thank them very [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2012

It was great to see a number of our families enjoying the family fun day during half term. 1 March marks World Book Day which we will be celebrating during all our sessions that week. Starting on 8 March we will be holding another Cookies Course from 12.15–1.45pm in The Village Hall, Sarratt. The focus [...]

John Nichols Memorial Prizes

1st of March 2012

For the seventh consecutive year, the pupils from year 5 at St Paul’s School were taken on a guided walk round Chipperfield Common. The aim was for the children to learn about the houses and buildings which were there in Queen Victoria’s reign. During the autumn half term they were given the challenge of carefully [...]

St Paul’s School

1st of March 2012

Performance at the W.I. Last week a group of us performed to the W.I. There was a variety of performers from piano playing to tap and Irish dancing. The W.I. said that we were excellent and that they really enjoyed the afternoon. We were rewarded with chocolate for our efforts! Pancake Flip On Shrove Tuesday [...]

Chipperfield Care Annual General Meeting

1st of March 2012

Wednesday 28 March 8pm The Village Hall We are a group of volunteers who provide support for villagers when other help is unavailable. We have a volunteer at the end of the telephone every weekday from 9.30am-1.30pm. Help is usually given in the form of transport to and from surgeries or hospitals, shopping or visiting. [...]

Chipperfield Community Fund

1st of March 2012

his is perhaps a good time to remind residents of the existence of the Chipperfield Community Fund. The fund is maintained on behalf of the village by the Dacorum Community Trust and its monies, totalling several thousand pounds, are held to be used ‘in cases of need within the Parish of Chipperfield (Civil and Ecclesiastical)’. [...]