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July 2013

Summer Gardening

1st of July 2013

There’s a small chance of it becoming hot and dry this summer just at a time when holidays call. Gardeners might have to persuade a friend or relation to water their precious plants while away or perhaps invest in an automatic watering system to do the job for them. The flower garden. Prune wistarias, pyracantha […]

Spring Watch: Live

1st of July 2013

It’s always nice when a plan comes together and I am so pleased that the birds use the pebble beach at the wildlife pond just as it was intended. They perch in a lilac bush to make sure the coast is clear, or wait their turn, and then have a good old splash in the […]

Your Needs – Our Prayers

1st of July 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 […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of July 2013

It was lovely to see so many of our families at the recent Beginner Biking session and biking fun skills, despite the drizzly weather!! We hope you have been enjoying the sunnier weather and are looking forward to the holidays. We have lots planned throughout the holidays, so keep an eye out for email notification […]

Village People

1st of July 2013

Congratulations to Henry William Stuttaford, Richard & Lesley Edwards’ grandson, on his selection to join the Under 21 Scottish Hockey squad.

Sara Holland

1st of July 2013

My sister Sara died on 25 May. She had lived at ‘The Haven’ on The Common for most of her life. She grew up there and attended Northfield School in Watford and later trained as a nurse in what is now Watford General Hospital. Sadly she was forced to give up her chosen profession because […]

Farewell To Richard Edwards After 32 Years On The Village Hall Committee

1st of July 2013

Richard has been a committee member since its inception when the Village Hall was known as the Church Institute. In 1982 he was appointed treasurer until 1992 when he became chairman. He has overseen the refurbishment of the hall and kitchen which meant long hours seeking funding. No job or task was too small or […]

Chipperfield’s Postmaster

1st of July 2013

Invited by the Queen to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 30 May are Bipin Pathak and his wife, Aruna. Bipin has been Chipperfield’s Postmaster for the last twelve years and his family have been running the village store and post office since 2001. Back in 2006 Bipin was seen in the News […]

Sara Holland – A Tribute

1st of July 2013

Sara was a wonderful lifelong friend and a caring and constant friend to my mother, Betty Brown. She did so much to help us in her own quiet way. We miss her more than words can say and will always cherish her memory; it was a privilege to have known her. Our deepest sympathy goes […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of July 2013

Towards the end of May, eleven of our young people made their first Holy Communion. To accommodate all the relatives, guests and friends who had come to celebrate this important event, the first communions were spread over two Sundays, and still it was a squeeze. To a congregation of so many who love and care […]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2013

I never know what to write for the combined July and August issue of Chipperfield News. I just don’t know what is going to happen or likely to happen. Unlike my youth, when rose tinted was the only type of glasses we had, there were some guarantees that we would have sunshine and lots of […]

St Paul’s And Ho;y Cross

1st of July 2013

‘Chain-Links’ There is a suggestion first explored by Frigyes Karinthy, a Hungarian author writing in 1929, that technological advances in communications and travel would enable friendship networks to be larger than ever before and span greater distances. He suggested that despite the physical distances between all of us who share this amazing planet (my words […]

Midsummer Music Medley

1st of July 2013

The 66th Season of concerts by Chipperfield Choral Society concluded on 8 June in St Paul’s Church, filled to capacity. The choir, conducted by their Musical Director Delia Meehan, gave some fine renderings of songs and choruses from opera and the stage accompanied beautifully by Rosemary Venner on piano and keyboard with percussion by Malcolm […]

Walking Group

1st of July 2013

We are a small friendly group of residents who meet twice a week, rain or shine, to walk around the lovely environs of Chipperfield. Recently our group has diminished and we would welcome new blood. We keep up quite a smart pace and each walk lasts about one hour. If you would like to join […]

Introduction To The New Rector, Michele Du Saire

1st of July 2013

Please tell me about yourself I was born in Jamaica and moved to England to study Quantity Surveying at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University) where I met Bob who was studying Architecture. I worked as a Chartered Surveyor for many years before I felt called to Ordained Ministry. I was brought up a Roman […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group – It’s Panto Time

1st of July 2013

Maybe the headline isn’t strictly true but Chipperfield Theatre Group is already beginning to plan for our next pantomime….and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to take part! As we celebrate our 20th year of treading the boards we would really like to encourage those of you who keep thinking about […]

County Council Elections – 2013 Results

1st of July 2013

On 3 May all 77 Hertfordshire County Council seats were up for election. The Kings Langley division which includes Chipperfield, Bovingdon, Kings Langley, Flaunden, Felden and Bourne End was determined by a 29% turnout. I polled 52% of the vote standing as a Conservative, with Chris Wright a local UKIP candidate securing a strong second […]

Institution And Induction Of Michele Du Saire

1st of July 2013

Part I A beautiful summer evening saw Holy Cross full to bursting for the first part of the Institution and Induction of Michele as our new Rector.  The formality of the occasion, with the Right Reverend Paul Bayes (Bishop of Hertford) and the Venerable Jonathan Smith (Archdeacon of St Albans) in colourful regalia, accompanied by […]