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February 2013

Christmas In Chipperfield

1st of February 2013

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Winter Warmers

1st of February 2013

The very mild Christmas and New Year has fooled things into thinking that spring is just around the corner. Bulbs are bursting through and even bluebells are pushing up in the woods, and it’s only the second week of January. Robins are always among the first birds to start singing, but there has been quite [...]

February In Your Garden

1st of February 2013

Fruit and vegetables. If the soil is not too wet, do the winter digging adding farmyard manure except where rootcrops are to be grown; carrots and parsnips will produce forked roots if manure is applied. It is a good idea to cover the soil for a few weeks with polythene so that it can warm [...]

Sandy Stirling

1st of February 2013

Many people will remember Sandy and Mary Stirling, who lived at Hunterswood in Penmans Green from 1970 until they moved to Somerset in 2008. Sandy was still enjoying life to the full when he died peacefully in his sleep on 17 September at the age of 85, while they were on a cruise in the [...]

Roy George Wildman 15 December 1941 – 26 October 2012

1st of February 2013

Roy was born in his grandparents’ house at Rosedale, Scatterdells Lane. After a few days, his parents took him home to The Shanty next door. As a child he was free to roam the common, Scatterdells Wood and the lanes around. When he was five he went to the village school, then in the old [...]

Rebel

1st of February 2013

It is with great sadness we wish to inform the village of the passing of our best friend. Rebel, our yellow Labrador, who was put to sleep at home by our vet on the 27 December due to a chronic arthritic condition which disabled him. Children from St Paul’s school will remember Rebel from 10 [...]

Rbl Support Funds

1st of February 2013

In 2012 the Chipperfield branch of the Royal British Legion achieved an all-time record in fund-raising, over £7,000, and money so raised is available to help service and ex-service people and their families in case of need. There are ten million people in the UK who benefit from the £1.7 million paid out by the [...]

A Huge Thank You

1st of February 2013

Maggie Prestwich would like to record her thanks to Russ – our village webmaster – for coming to the rescue. She discovered, without prior warning, that BT no longer host websites. Bearing in mind how John’s life-story is recorded in his website and is a source of inspiration to people worldwide, she was very annoyed. [...]

Baptist Church

1st of February 2013

I don’t think I have been overly political in any of my musings over the past few years but I am reminded of something I heard a long time ago. It wasn’t a saying or wise statement, it was a series of questions. I was asked, “Are you concerned about the quality of care in [...]

St Paul’s Parish Registers

1st of February 2013

We welcome into the family of God’s Church: 23 December – Jospehine Alice Hazel Paintin 30 December – Jasmine Ruby Williams

New Rector At St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2013

We are pleased to announce that the Rev’d Michele du Saire, currently Curate at All Saints Leavesden, has been appointed as Incumbent of the Benefice of Sarratt and Chipperfield. This is subject to the completion of legal formalities and when those matters have been completed we will be able to announce the date of the [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2013

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. Matthew 19:14 What is the importance of church? The churchwardens are not theologians and neither feels equipped to answer this. However, at Christmas time the church was flooded with people. Families of all [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of February 2013

We are now living in the Post Christian Era. The recent census showed that nearly half of the population no longer consider themselves Christian, not even in name. If the media are to be believed, health and prosperity are the only real goals in life. For Disciples of Christ there is work to be done, [...]

Keep Warm, Stay Well

1st of February 2013

Vulnerable Hertfordshire residents will get extra support to keep their homes warm and stay healthy this winter. Hertfordshire County Council has been awarded a £395,000 share of the Department of Health’s Warm Homes Healthy People Fund to help homeless people, older people and those on low incomes who are struggling to keep warm in their [...]

Hollyberry Fair

1st of February 2013

The annual Hollyberry Fair, held in the village hall in November, was opened by Kaine Ward, a local boy who was starring as Billy in the West End musical, Billy Elliot. As always, the proceedings began with the arrival of Santa, followed by the delightful St Paul’s school choir serenading the shoppers with carols. We [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of February 2013

We are holding our Annual General Meeting in the Small Hall on Thursday 7 February at 7.30pm and we hope that you will join us, both members and also any one interested in becoming a member. The meeting is followed by cheese and wine. There is a change of date from that given in the [...]

Chipperfield Care

1st of February 2013

Chipperfield Care was founded to offer support, mainly transport, to villagers who otherwise would find it difficult or expensive to attend appointments at local hospitals and clinics. We do not make a charge; we welcome a small donation from clients for our service. We are available on the telephone five days each week from 9.30 [...]

Christmas Music

1st of February 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to the various musical services held during Advent and Christmas. Attendance on 21 December at St Paul’s Festival Of Lessons and Carols was overwhelming, as were the encouraging comments. All the musical services were well attended, both at St Paul’s and Holy Cross. Members of the choirs of both [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of February 2013

We have lots planned for February andthe coming year, including our usual regular activities. Our new group, ‘Pick‘N Mix Mondays’ will continue to run with a six week programme of fun activities for children aged between 1-5years at The Memorial Hall, Bovingdon High Street, from 1.45–3.15pm. No need to book, just turn up. Cost for [...]

The Small Hall

1st of February 2013

Our renovations to the Hall are almost complete. As well as new tarmac and a child friendly play area outside and new flooring inside, we have redecorated both the interior and exterior of the building. A last job is to modernise the electricity fuse box which we hope to complete shortly. The hall is used [...]