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September 2012

Your Garden In September

1st of September 2012

It has been an awful year for gardens and gardeners… too much rain, too many weeds, pests and diseases, too many slugs and snails…! So, it is now time to get ready for the coming year which, let us hope, will be a good deal better. The Flower Garden. There is a huge selection of [...]

The Year Of The Slug

1st of September 2012

The wet weather has made the grass grow and the slugs multiply. My veg garden has been ravaged; will I ever get any runner beans? The slugs made the most of my week’s holiday and cleared all the lettuce plants, all the leaves from the runner and French beans and anything else they could get [...]

Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

1st of September 2012

The Alzheimer’s Society is holding its annual Memory Walk in Cassiobury Park, Watford on 16 September, 10am. It is hoped that this years Memory Walk raises more awareness and funds than ever before. Money raised will go towards local Alzheimer and Dementia services provide information and advice, plus Dementia Caf1s and ‘Singing for the Brain’ [...]

Brenda Harpley

1st of September 2012

Brenda Harpley, long-time stalwart and Secretary of Chipperfield Baptist Church sadly passed away on 14 August at Watford General Hospital. Our deepest condolences go to her family and to our friends at the Baptist Church, where she will be greatly missed.

Sheila Davis

1st of September 2012

We would like to thank all those who attended Sheila Davies service on Friday 3 August. We were touched by your kindness and generosity with all your flowers and donations. She would have been overwhelmed. We are pleased that she touched so many of your lives through the years as well as ours. Forever in [...]

Thank You

1st of September 2012

Thank You to all those who sent cards wishing Judy and I well in all sorts of ways, and contributing to a most generous leaving present which we received at the special service held in Sarratt Village Hall on Sunday 22 July to mark our seven and a half years in Chipperfield. As we both [...]

Herts Open Studios

1st of September 2012

Once again two Chipperfield artists will be opening their studios to the public during September. Graham Boyd, Blackapple, 54 Scatterdells Lane will be showing his latest abstract acrylics, large and small. www.grahamboyd.co.uk Dick Onians will be showing wood, stone, metal and resin mostly abstract sculptures at Wayside, next to The Cart and Horses, Commonwood. Also [...]

Painting Group

1st of September 2012

The Painting Group which meets on Thursdays between 2-4pm in St Paul’s Parish Room will start its Autumn session on Thursday 20 September. It is not a formal class but a come and do your own thing time. Having a regular weekly time to paint helps to make sure you keep it up. This is [...]

Sarratt Music 2012

1st of September 2012

Another great musical treat coming to Sarratt Village Hall during September. Friday 2 Paul Lewis, renowned pianist with a programme of Schubert sonatas Saturday 22 Haffner Ensemble A programme for piano and wind including Mozart’s quintet and Poulenc’s sextet. Friday 28 A hundred years of jazz. Wittily compered and vibrantly performed by an incredibly versatile [...]

Village Hall Barn Dance

1st of September 2012

Please note that the Village Hall Barn Dance on 13 October, advertised in the last edition of Chipperfield News, has unfortunately been cancelled.

Olympic Games Makers

1st of September 2012

I write this on the last day of London 2012 Olympic Games as Chris and I return from our Olympic World to Chipperfield World. We have been so privileged to have been Volunteer Games Makers playing a tiny humble part in Event Services. Chris worked at The Olympic Park in The Copper Box (Handball) and [...]

Horticultural Society Summer Show

1st of September 2012

Chipperfield Horticultural Society held its summer show in the village hall on Saturday 23 June. What should have been a wonderful display of sweet peas and roses was this time bereft of sweet peas due to the weather. An early drought in the spring, after a warm March, followed by cold and high winds, resulted [...]

D.e.n.s.

1st of September 2012

DID YOU KNOW – that DENS stands for Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter for the homeless: that it also runs a Food Bank which not only supplies the Night and Day Shelters, but was launched in September 2011 “to try to prevent homelessness and combat the problems which those on the poverty line are facing”? In [...]

Music In St Paul’s

1st of September 2012

We have a dedicated and gifted Director of Music and an exceptionally fine organ, restored with significant financial support from the village in 2008. We enjoy Sung Communions, Choral Evensong and wonderful concerts arranged by Keith Beniston, as well as by the Chipperfield Choral Society, the Chiltern Choir and other organisations. These requests have to [...]

Youth And Children’s Team

1st of September 2012

I hope that you have had a brilliant summer and that you are refreshed and ready for a new term. At the end of the summer term we sadly had to say goodbye to Tom after 2 years of faithfully serving the young people of our villages. It is, however, with great excitement and thankfulness [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of September 2012

During the Vacancy it is our intention to maintain the church, its services and its presence for the wider community as actively as possible. The Diocese is helping us to prepare the parish profile and we are attempting to recruit a new incumbent for the Benefice as quickly as possible – this is not very [...]

Baptist Church

1st of September 2012

History is vitally important to all of us. Well it didn’t feel like that to me when I was a kid and I wish we had had something like ‘Horrible Histories’ way back then. The programme not only entertains but it does inform even a tired old man like myself. But why is history so [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of September 2012

July saw us celebrating Fr. Terry’s Golden Jubilee. Aptly that Sunday the readings at Mass were about Mission, so Fr. Terry told us how it had begun for him:- Like the prophet Amos and the twelve apostles, there was no tradition in our family of producing priests, not even a distant cousin. So where did [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show

1st of September 2012

Saturday 15 September 2012 Chipperfield Village Hall After our summer show featuring the roses, now it is the turn of the chrysanthemums and dahlias. There are classes for all fruit and vegetables as well as pot plants, asters, gladioli, fuchsias and mixed flowers. At our Autumn show there will be three floral classes; London Olympics, [...]

Churchyard Clear Up

1st of September 2012

St Paul’s churchyard is the centre of the village and we rely on its basic upkeep with the loving help of one or two parishioners, but we need to purge it. We are asking for as much physical labour as you good villagers are willing to offer, please. There are brambles and random saplings to [...]