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May 2013

May In Your Garden

1st of May 2013

Days are getting longer and drier and the ground is warming up. Weeds are now growing fast and as the month proceeds frosts become less likely. The flower garden. Plant out the tender bedding plants such as geraniums, fuchsias, petunias, begonias, lobelia and nemesia, later in the month. Californian poppies, nasturtium and nigella can be […]

Back To Winter

1st of May 2013

My poor frogs enjoyed two frantic days of spring sunshine down at the wildlife pond, managing to produce a raft of spawn as big as a single bed, before winter returned. Waking up to snow and taking my early morning walk in a blizzard was not on my wish list! Although I love snow I […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Spring Show

1st of May 2013

Despite the most cold and miserable weather, the Spring Show was a great success. There were a smaller number of entries for the daffodil classes, due to the fact that they were still in tight bud waiting for the better weather, with the exception of the miniatures which were beautiful and a very welcome sight. […]

Geoffrey Baldwin

1st of May 2013

Born in Chipperfield in 1919, the son of Percy and Edith, Geoffrey Baldwin died on 6 March in St Saviour’s, Berkhamstead. His father a farmer as was his father before him, Geoff was brought up at Bulstrode Farm, Bovingdon, which was his father’s until they moved to Whippendell Farm in Chipperfield. His boyhood was spent […]

Chipperfield Choral Society’s Haydn And Faure Concert Delights A Full Hou

1st of May 2013

There was hardly a seat to be had at Chipperfield Choral Society’s Spring Concert at St John’s church in Boxmoor on 23 March. Under the leadership of their Musical Director, Delia Meehan, the choir gave inspiring performances of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Faure’s Requiem. The orchestra provided firm and sensitive support to the 100-strong chorus […]

Music At St Paul’s

1st of May 2013

Church organist and musical director, Keith Beniston, brought the choir of St Paul’s and members of the choir of Holy Cross, Sarratt, together to provide two evenings of sacred music this spring. On the last Sunday in February there was a Choral Evensong with music composed by Keith together with that by Elvey, Howells, Monk […]

St Paul’s Parish Registers

1st of May 2013

We welcome into the family of God’s Church Henry Michael Coupland 31 March Brinley Lenny Thomas-Davis 14 April

Baptist Church

1st of May 2013

Now I admit that many of you reading this next word might not know what it means (I do apologise without reservation if you do) but 19th May is PENTECOST. Now there may be a vague remembrance, from the distant past, of the word. There may be a slight inkling in the depths of your […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of May 2013

We have two new religious leaders. So much expected of them! So much hope invested in them! “God help them.” We all need to pray that the Holy Spirit inspires the hearts and minds of our leaders. Also our own.

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of May 2013

As we have written before, a lot of work takes place with our young people. Please see below the description of a recent weekend away run by our Youth worker, Ellie Freeman, and intern, Matt Lewis, and with the active participation of John and Anne Stickland who always accompany the group. The Churchwardens Revive Weekend […]

Chipperfield Care – Registered Charity Number 1002737

1st of May 2013

URGENT HELP NEEDED At the recent AGM of Chipperfield Care the Chairman, Peter Moorhouse, drew attention to the lack of an Organiser to replace Tony Cornell who has come to the end of his three year term. In spite of attempts to identify a successor, no potential candidates have come forward. Without an Organiser, Chipperfield […]

Crufts

1st of May 2013

Crufts, the largest dog show in the world, is held by the Kennel Club at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham every March. In the many decades I have shown at Crufts I have seen many changes as the show continues to develop and grow. This year was no exception with over 21,000 showdogs exhibited […]

Your Needs – Our Prayers

1st of May 2013

When you just can’t see what to do! Or life seems to be overwhelming you? We are happy to pray for you! On Thursday evenings at 7pm we pray in the Baptist church for the needs of the community of Chipperfield and beyond. We want to do this because we believe God answers prayers and […]

Kane Ward Retuns To The London Stage

1st of May 2013

Since leaving ‘Billy Elliott’, the West End musical where he played the lead Billy for fifteen months, Kane has returned to his school at prestigious Tring Park where he is working hard with his studies. However, he has now been successful in recent auditions by the English National Ballet at his school to perform alongside […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group 20th Anniversary Party

1st of May 2013

Saturday 15 June at 7pm Chipperfield Village Hall This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Chipperfield Theatre Group and we are inviting all our friends, members and anyone who has been involved in our fantastically successful group to a Midsummer Party. There will be a family BBQ and a chance to catch up with friends […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of May 2013

It was wonderful to see so many of our families at our Easter activities. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We have plenty planned for May including continuation of the Level 1 course at Chipperfield Baptist Church and the final part of ABC for Dads at Three Villages Children’s Centre. Here’s […]

The Village Warden

1st of May 2013

Many people in the village will be sorry to have learned that Malcolm Durrant is retiring from the job of Village Warden. Malcolm took up the post eight years ago when Liz Holliday was Chairman of the Parish Council; he was asked by Liz, and agreed, to do it for a few weeks until someone […]

Institution Service Of The Rev’d Michele Du Saire

1st of May 2013

Monday 3 June Holy Cross Church,  7pm St Paul’s Church, 8.15pm If you would like to attend the service in your local church, please sign the form at the back of the church by 17 May – space will be restricted so we regret it’s first come, first served. There will be a Reception at […]