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December 2013

Autumn’s Romance

1st of December 2013

Where does the time go? The mild weather and a late autumn and things have crept up on me. It was nearly bonfire night and I hadn’t arranged a ram for my ewes! A lonely hearts email, on their behalf, to a friend soon sorted things out and my girls now have a fine beltex […]

Betty Brown 18.12.1921 – 11.11.2013

1st of December 2013

After a long illness, bravely borne, Betty Brown, a beloved Mum, Nan, step-Grandma and step great Grandma died peacefully at Killfillan House Nursing Home in Berkhamsted. She lived in her cottage on the Common in Chipperfield for almost sixty years. Betty loved Chipperfield and all the people in it and contributed hugely to village life. […]

Village People

1st of December 2013

Congratulations to Matthew Barton, from Chipperfield, head coach of Langley Tennis Club which has just been named the ‘LTA Place to Play of the Year’. The presentation to the club was made at the annual British Tennis Awards in London in November. Congratulations to Sarah Stanley from Stanley’s Store in Bovingdon and for a long […]

Theatre Arts School Stagecoach Chorleywood And Rickmansworth

1st of December 2013

We are holding a special Active Discovery Session at 11.30am on Saturday 18 January. Interested parents and children are warmly invited to the Russell School in Chorleywood to meet the teachers and discover all about the wonderful opportunities available to children at Stagecoach. Refreshments and free Goody Bags will be provided to all guests. For […]

Chipperfield Men And Women Who Served In Ww2:  an Update

1st of December 2013

After four years our researches are as complete as they are going to be. We have been in contact with hundreds of people and information has come from all over the country and from many different parts of the world. People’s response to letters, telephone calls and emails has been tremendous and we would like […]

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

1st of December 2013

This new booklet is on sale for £3 at Chipperfield Larder or from Mary Nobbs on 01923 269480. Besides reading about the history of St Paul’s, you can guide yourself around the church by following the numbered plan. Finally, you can read about all the organists who have held this post since 1838. While visiting […]

Gerald Bignell – 13.03.1930 – 24.09.2013

1st of December 2013

Gerald was born in Chipperfield and lived in the village all his life apart from the time that he spent doing his National Service in the R.A.F. He worked in the printing industry at John Dickinsons and also at the Sun Engraving where he met his wife to be, Grace. Gerald and Grace were married […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of December 2013

Season of Good Will ‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God ‘(1 John 4:7) How are your preparations going for what has become the busiest and, for some, the most stressful time of the year? In contrast to the speeding-up of life in the run-up to Christmas, nature understands the […]

Baptist Church

1st of December 2013

I am absolutely positive that I get more negative the older I get. Yes, I know that is an oxymoron but it is still true. I can’t seem to help myself and even if I laugh it off there is still that air of doom lurking in the background. I think I am becoming aware […]

Painting Group

1st of December 2013

The painting group which meets on Thursday afternoons in the Parish Room will start next term on Thursday 16 January at 1.30pm, then later from 2pm when the afternoons get lighter. Contact: John King 01923 264552.

Charity Christmas Card Sale

1st of December 2013

This year the Christmas Card Sale held in the Small Hall raised £1439.20 for the charities taking part. Many thanks to all those who support this yearly event and spend so generously. Once again it was an occasion where friends met, bought cards and enjoyed refreshments together. Many thanks also to those who contributed raffle […]

The Wi In Chipperfield

1st of December 2013

Afternoon W.I. We would like to invite members and non-members to our CHRISTMAS TEA Tuesday 3 December at 2pm in The Village Hall Traditional Entertainment Super raffle Join us and get the Festive Season off to a good start with a smile. Entry £4 *  *  *  *  * Tuesday 21 January Social afternoon A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARY […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of December 2013

We wish all our families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year! The Children’s Centre and all the regular activities will continue until Monday 23 December when we will hold a special Christmas Party Pick ‘N Mix at The Memorial Hall, Bovingdon. This is a drop in session suitable for children aged 0–8 […]

Chipperfield Fireworks Display 2013

1st of December 2013

Firstly, I would like to thank the powers that be for the very handy break in the weather. We were blessed with a dry and cool evening with little wind. This enabled the fireworks to be seen in their true glory and, also, we were able to have a hot air balloon tethered on the […]

World Challenge Adventure 2013

1st of December 2013

2013 has gone down as my most memorable summer to date. In July I was lucky enough to travel with my school, St Clement Danes, to Nicaragua and Costa Rica for a month. I had raised the money through various activities and the Chipperfield Village Committee generously gave me a donation. The trip involved community […]

“fanfare” Chipperfield Choral Society Annual Carol Concert

1st of December 2013

St Paul’s Church 14 December at 3pm and 8pm Many of the tickets for these much loved concerts sold out within days of the Box Office opening. If you would like to buy tickets, please do contact the Box Office on 01923 400520 as there may be some returns available nearer the time. If you […]

Foil And Stamps For The Rspb

1st of December 2013

Once again, a huge thank you for all the foil and used postage stamps that you have left in the boxes in the Narthex of St Paul’s Church. It all helps to raise much needed funds for the RSPB, in this case to help protect the Albatross in the Southern Ocean. In October we took […]

A Huge Thank You! To All The Chipperfield News Deliverers!

1st of December 2013

It is only with your help that we can deliver the News and flyers (of which there have been many this year!) to every household in the village. Well done! A special thank you to Tony and Valerie Briselden who have delivered the News for so many years but have now decided to hand over […]

Poppy Appeal 2043

1st of December 2013

The shops and pubs in the village which have a special Poppy Appeal tin throughout the year have raised in those All-Year tins an amazing £473.71. Many thanks to those who have these tins on their counters and, of course, to their generous customers. The collection taken at the firework display was £651.84 and we […]

Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols At St Paul’s

1st of December 2013

Monday 23 December at 7.30pm With carols for congregation and choir, accompanied by the organ and orchestra The Rev. Michele Du Saire will lead the service and Keith Beniston will direct the music. Doors will open at 6.45pm at the end of the rehearsal. Please note, it will not be possible to reserve seats in […]