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October 2013

The Windmill Race Night

1st of October 2013

Friday 25 October on behalf of WIPE YOUR TEARS This charity offers financial support to families so they can give their child the care they need and also provide end of life wishes for them. Their aim is to make the lives of the children who suffer from serious or terminal illness that much better. […]

Chipperfield Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club

1st of October 2013

2013/14 SEASON STARTS Tuesday 1 October COME AND JOIN US Support your local Team in your Village Hall We play at Chipperfield Village Hall from October to April on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7 – 9.30pm. New members are welcome, especially summer outdoor bowlers wishing to keep their eye in over the winter. Our […]

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

1st of October 2013

How quickly each year goes past, especially as we all grow older! Once again we are nearing the time when we remember all those who have suffered in the World Wars of the last century and all those who have been killed or injured in wars since then, especially in Afghanistan, where our forces are […]

Weekly Art Group

1st of October 2013

The Art Group meeting on Thursdays in the Parish Room restarted on 19 September and is from 2 – 4pm. This is a ‘come and paint group’ where we do our own work with encouraging comment at the end of the session. It provides a regular time when we can paint and not be distracted […]

10 Years Of Pilates

1st of October 2013

Kings Langley Physiotherapy Clinic is celebrating 10 years of Pilates Therapy Classes held in Chipperfield. Our classes are unique in that all the instructors are physiotherapists and so have a deep understanding of how the body moves. We are holding a coffee morning open to all, including  present and past class attenders or anyone interested […]

Gardening In October

1st of October 2013

We’ve had a glorious summer but it is now cooling down and the days are getting much shorter and there is still much to do. Flowers and shrubs Start to plant winter bedding plants such as pansies, primroses and polyanthus. Wallflowers should be ready to plant now for flowering next spring. Dig up tender plants […]

Night-time Travellers

1st of October 2013

On clear evenings I usually spend my late night dog walks gazing up at the stars but lately it’s been eyes down as Scatterdells Lane has hedgehogs again and I don’t want to tread on one and squash it! A neighbour told me some weeks ago that he was putting out cat food for an […]

Playskills

1st of October 2013

Playskill has had an exciting few months. Here is a picture of the siblings party held on the Fathers Day weekend in June, at 24 Tower Hill for families who attend from around the local area. Popsi Forbes was one of the people helping on the day with the childrens’ craft activities. In April 2013 […]

Young Local Gymnast

1st of October 2013

Congratulations to Jasmine Simmonds who won the Margaret Hayward trophy for taking first place in the recent floor exercise gradings at the Herts Amateur Gymnastics Association (HAGA) recently held in Stevenage.  Over 80 gymnasts took part so this is a huge achievement.  Jasmine, 7 years old, and from Kings Langley,  is a member of Berkhamstead […]

An Organist’s Lament!

1st of October 2013

In the late 1920s and early 1930s the church organ, instead of being powered by electricity as it is now, relied on compressed air stored in large leather bellows inflated by a hand pump to deliver its music. Younger members of the choir were responsible for the important role of keeping the bellows inflated by […]

St Paul’s Church 175th Anniversary

1st of October 2013

It was a wonderful moment for us when the then Bishop of St Albans, Michael Gresford-Jones said, “The more I think about it, the more I think that God is calling you to Chipperfield”. Therefore, six years began of enormous happiness, including the birth of our youngest Pippa. It was the old regime of course. […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of October 2013

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Eccl 3:1) Last Thursday I stood in the early morning light and watched the mist rolling over the common. A few hours later, wispy tendrils of morning dew rose gently from the grass as the sun laid claim to the day. […]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2013

I couldn’t avoid writing about one particular anniversary this month. Leading up to today I never really noticed any build up. I never really paid any notice to what was happening until this morning when I checked the BBC news website and found it everywhere. The 50th anniversary of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s […]

Summer School In The Small Hall

1st of October 2013

Earlier this year a small group of experienced patch workers decided they wanted to get together regularly to sew. The Small Hall has the facilities we needed, a lot of power sockets, and has proved to be an ideal location. We have since set up two groups which meet there one evening a week and […]

Village Graveyard

1st of October 2013

After a considerable amount of work by the Chipperfield Project Group over the last eighteen months or more, the planning application for the additional burial ground was on the agenda of Dacorum’s Planning and Development Committee for its meeting on Thursday 5 September. Following a statement to the committee by one of the members of […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of October 2013

We hope those of you with older children have settled back into another school year; before you know it, it will be Christmas! Beginner Biking sees a welcome return with a session on Wednesday 30 October at St Paul’s School, Chipperfield. The first session is at 9.30 – 10.30 for those children just about ready […]

Musical Events At St Paul’s Church

1st of October 2013

Sunday 6 October 7pm 175th Anniversary concert of Light Orchestral Music Sunday 13 October 6.30pm Choral Evensong for Harvest St Paul’s choir with Organ Monday 23 December 7.30pm Festival of Lessons and Carols St. Paul’s choir with orchestra During the week beginning 6 October there will be a double celebration at St Paul’s, the Harvest […]

St Paul’s Church Celebrates 175 Years

1st of October 2013

The church was built in the 1830s. In 1833 a cornfield was bought from John Parsley, owner of the Manor House, for £500 for the purpose of building a church for the people of Chipperfield and its neighbourhood. The architect was Thomas Talbot Bury and the cost of the building was £1427 1s 10d. The […]