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February 2014

Boxing Day Procession To Sarratt

1st of February 2014

The procession to the gathering of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles on the Green at Sarratt. The leading tractor is now owned by Callum, grandson of Gerald Bignell, whose obituary was in last month’s Chipperfield news.

Village People

1st of February 2014

Richard and Lesley Edwards are delighted to announce the birth of their granddaughter, Maisie, a sister for three year old twin girls. Proud parents are Robbie and Emma Edwards. Ken Turfrey Had his 90th Birthday lunch at The Plough, Belsize last December. Click on the heading to see pictures.

February In Your Garden

1st of February 2014

This year has got off to a damp but mild start. The weeds are already growing and there will be a lot to do. If real winter weather comes, there is much we can do inside. Fruit and vegetables Finish pruning apples and pears as soon as possible and spray with a winter wash before […]

Land Of Plenty

1st of February 2014

Quite a few people have stopped me in the village recently to ask where all the garden birds have gone. Most say that their feeders are not being visited as much as usual, and some that the birds have got fussy and will not eat some of the bird food mixes they are offering. I […]

Past Holliberry Fairs

1st of February 2014

The organisers of Holliberry Fair, Ann and Phil Waine, are keen to find out in which year the name was changed from Christmas Bazaar to Holliberry Fair. Do you remember? Here to help jog memories are some points of information about activities associated with the Fairs in the post-war years: – The main venue for […]

Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols At St Paul’s

1st of February 2014

Neither storm nor tempest deterred a capacity congregation from enjoying  St Paul’s annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on 23 December.   Once again the church resounded with the combined voices of the augmented St Paul’s choir, its magnificent organ and a full orchestra playing Keith Beniston’s latest arrangements of carols, traditional and new, including […]

Baptist Church

1st of February 2014

I was going through some housekeeping on my computer recently (I recommend it; it’s like purging the soul) and as I was trawling through at least a thousand e-mails I saw some from summer last year and was curious. I saw that in the middle of June and July I was getting adverts and spam […]

New Pattern Of Worship At Holy Cross And St Paul’s

1st of February 2014

As from the 2 February the pattern of worship across the Benefice will be revised. I see these as minor changes to the pattern I inherited in June last year when I took up the post as Rector to the Benefice. The reasons for these adjustments are twofold. Firstly, in making these changes I am […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2014

With Christmas well behind us we are now settling into another year. For many of us the most significant commemoration of 2014 will be the anniversary of the start of the First World War and I am sure there will be much reflection on this throughout the year. Society nowadays appears to be focussed on […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of February 2014

Pope Francis: Man of the year “Is the Pope a Catholic?” An old remark expecting the obvious answer, “Yes!” But what sort of Catholic? From his first words and actions, Francis could be a great transformational Pope. This is not a Pope abandoning traditional teaching but one wanting Christianity to be more than a moral […]

Afternoon WI

1st of February 2014

Mrs Norma Tattersall, Headmistress of St Paul’s School, with the school choir at tea The W.I. had a very enjoyable Christmas Tea in the Village Hall and raised over £100. A big thank you to the children from our local school, St Paul’s, who entertained us together with two very skilled young solo pianists. Together […]

Chipperfield Choral Society Delights A Full House In St Paul’s

1st of February 2014

Tim Norton, Rosemary Venner, Rosemary Clifford, Delia Mehan, Alan Taylor, Keith Beniston The full capacity audiences at the Choral Society’s much loved Christmas concerts enjoyed both traditional and new carols in St Paul’s on 14 December. The concerts began with a resounding rendition of ‘O come all ye faithful’ and finished with ‘Hark the Herald […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of February 2014

We hope you have all settled into the new year and are looking forward to Spring! During February/March we will be holding three ‘Skills Workshops’ looking at helping your child get ready for Pre-School by preparing them in three key areas of learning. The first workshop on 6 February 9.30–11 at The Baptist Church, Bovingdon, […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of February 2014

What a wonderful year it has been! We have welcomed twelve new Brownies since January 2013. Here are some of the fun activities which stood out during the year. The girls worked hard to gain various badges: Crime Prevention, Friend to animals, and Agility. The girls joined with the rest of Kings Langley District to […]

Burial Ground

1st of February 2014

Quotations for two surveys required to meet conditions for the planning permission have been received and commissioned. One regarding possible contamination of ground water has been completed and submitted to the Environment Agency for approval. The details for the archeological survey are about to be submitted to Dacorum Planning Department and, if satisfactory, the necessary […]

New Parish Council Website

1st of February 2014

The parish council is in the process of developing its own dedicated website with an overall objective of making the council more open and accessible to the community as a whole. There will be no material change to the Village website other than the content of the current Parish Council section. We have recognised a […]