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November 2013

Gardening In November

1st of November 2013

After a warm dry September and cool damp October a big feature of this month will be of much shorter days and leaves falling everywhere. We will all be making big compost heaps and making preparations for winter. Fruit and vegetables Before the frosts set in we must get as much digging done as we […]

Diamonds And Stones

1st of November 2013

The first in October dawns warm and sunny, perhaps the last day of summer, and I am up early to make the most of it. Ted and I take a long first walk and come home with three mushrooms for breakfast, a good start to any day! After a morning spent building my log wall […]

Village People

1st of November 2013

Queen Street folk worked hard on a Saturday morning filling in the potholes and adding more gravel to the street. A good time was had by all especially when it came to the tea/coffee break with bacon sandwiches to rival those at the churchyard working party and home made muffins. They added that it would […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

1st of November 2013

We had a very enjoyable summer of tennis, mainly due to the glorious weather! Below are the results of the tournaments which were fiercely fought. Mixed Doubles Winners: Mark Everett and Shirley Broadbridge Runners up: Karen and Andrew Jackson Creations Tournament Winners: Ewan Jackson and Jenny Ahern Runners up: Kyme Jackson and Jane Thompson Great […]

175th Anniversary Booklet Of St Paul’s Church, Chipperfield

1st of November 2013

On 10 October it was 175 years since St Paul’s Church was consecrated by the Bishop of Lincoln. To mark the anniversary, a new booklet has been produced by Mary and Andrew Nobbs. Included in it is a brief history describing the church and the changes that have taken place over the years, a detailed […]

Pints Of View – An Open Invitation

1st of November 2013

Pints of View is the name chosen for an occasional informal gathering over a quiet pint of beer or cup of coffee (there will be a ‘buy your own’ policy) to discuss and question aspects of the Christian faith. Pints of View’s first get-together will be at The Plough, Belsize, on Wednesday 19 November at […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Autumn Show

1st of November 2013

Outside it was a rather grey afternoon but Chipperfield Village Hall was ablaze with colour and beauty as the Autumn Show opened its doors. Dahlias in all their many delightful forms and colours, regal chrysanthemums with perfect sculpture petals, late velvety roses, stately gladioli and vases of mixed blooms were a feast for the eye. […]

Dr Mary Frances West

1st of November 2013

Dr Mary’s Service of Thanksgiving was held on 11 October in St Paul’s Church which was filled with family, members of the medical fraternity and many villagers whose lives Mary had touched. Her brother, Dr Jonathon West, writes: Mary was born in Dublin and shortly moved to Penarth in Wales when our father was appointed […]

Baptist Church

1st of November 2013

For the last few years on the lead up to Christmas, I have noticed that I have been what could best be described as a moaner. I could ask whether any of you identify with me but either way that would only go to prove how self-obsessed I may be (please note the ‘may’). November […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of November 2013

As we approach the season of Advent we first have our annual time of Remembrance. Always at this time of year I think of my father who served in the second world war. He and his friends decided, as practising Christians, that they would register as pacifists and conscientious objectors but this didn’t mean that […]

Your Needs, Our Prayers

1st of November 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 Friday mornings at 8am 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 […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of November 2013

Our last show of the season was spectacular; wonderful to finish on such a high note. Our plans for 2014 are in place and begin with our AGM on 6 February at 7.30pm. Please come and support your Society and bring with you any ideas for future talks/outings, etc. Wine and cheese follow this meeting. […]

Burial Ground In Chipperfield

1st of November 2013

Over forty people, including County Councillor Richard Roberts and Borough Councillor Gbola Adeleke, attended the public meeting on 14 October when the Project Group confirmed that planning permission had been granted by Dacorum Borough Council. Details were given of the conditions attached to the grant. Quotations for the requested surveys had been sought and the […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of November 2013

Half term already! Now the countdown to Christmas is really on!! During the half term break, 1 November ‘Bug Hunt’ in the park at Croft Meadow, Chipperfield from 10-12. Join us for a morning of fun activities including making a woodland key ring, magic gardens, snail racing and, of course, the Hungry Caterpillar story will […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of November 2013

As the winter days start to slowly draw in, Chipperfield Theatre Group gets ready to add its usual splash of colour and laughter to the season as it begins rehearsals for this season’s offering of Mother Goose. It is a great story of good over evil, money over happiness. Mother Goose and her family are […]

Poppy Collections

1st of November 2013

The dedicated Poppy Appeal collectors will be calling at every house in the village, whilst there are collecting tins in every shop and pub as well. Please remember all those service people and their families who need our help, and give generously. Thank you in advance. There is always a good turn-out at the War […]

175th Anniversary Of St Paul’s Church

1st of November 2013

The 175th Anniversary Celebration of St Paul’s Church began on 6 October with a concert of a fine orchestra and augmented St Paul’s Choir with Keith Beniston conducting. Keith had put together a superb collection of Light Music commencing with ‘Whitehall’ by Haydn Wood, the middle section of which was used as the signature tune […]