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March 2014

Readings From C.S.Lewis

1st of March 2014

Sunday 2 March 4 – 5pm in the Parish Room, St Paul’s Church The readings are to mark the 50th anniversary on 22 November last year of the death of C S Lewis. These will include the Narnia Stories, Screwtape Letters, apologetics, poems and others. Tea will follow the readings For more information, please contact: […]

March In Your Garden

1st of March 2014

Gardens are soggy and covered with moss after one of the wettest winters on record. Once things have dried up we can start to do the jobs that must be done and those that should be done. Vegetables and fruit Now is the time to sow cabbage, carrots, parsnips, peas, spinach and turnips, plus broad […]

A Fresh Start

1st of March 2014

By the time you read this, with a bit of luck, my tree felling licence for the Christmas tree patch should have been granted. It’s been a complicated process; I could not have got this far without the help of the Chiltern Woodlands Project, a charity set up to help owners of small woodlands in […]

Past Holliberry Fairs

1st of March 2014

PAST HOLLIBERRY FAIRS 2 We are still searching for the person who can remember when the church’s annual Christmas Bazaar became known as the Hollyberry Fair. Was it before 1955? Last month’s appeal for information stirred a few memories which you might like to share. Pat Bayliss (Nee Tyler) recalls that about 1962-3 she was […]

Village People

1st of March 2014

Elizabeth Frances Weedon – A Life Well-Lived Elizabeth was blessed with many outstanding talents and also had the gift of inspiring others to discover and develop their own. After moving to Chipperfield in 1951 she was invited to take over the W.I. Drama Group. Under her expert guidance they achieved the remarkable feat, for an […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – AGM Report

1st of March 2014

Thursday 6 February In spite of the weather, this was very well attended. In the absence of our President, Valerie Briselden, who was unfortunately unable to be with us due to ill health, the meeting was taken by our Chairman Sue Tyler. Our Vice President, Terry Simmonds, and all members of the committee were in […]

St Paul’s Choir – Wouldn’t It Be Luverly?

1st of March 2014

When St Paul’s choir ventured beyond the church walls a few years ago to put on a concert performance of HMS Pinafore in the barn at the Manor House, it was popular and well received. Rory and Alex Tapner have now very kindly invited us back once again. This time we are going for a […]

CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards

1st of March 2014

Supported by Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Life and the Hertfordshire Mercury. CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards are now open for nominations. The awards aim to highlight efforts made by groups or individuals to improve life and enhance the environment in Hertfordshire’s villages and its countryside. They are judged in two categories: Community Projects should include […]

Chipperfield Care Annual General Meeting

1st of March 2014

Wednesday 19 March, 8pm Village Hall Chipperfield Care is a group of volunteers who provide transport for villagers when no other help is available. We have volunteer Duty Officers who man the telephone on weekdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm and volunteer drivers who undertake requests for transport to and from local surgeries, hospitals, visiting and […]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2014

It may be too early in the year to talk on this subject but last night, 27 January , I watched the first episode of ‘Britain’s Great War’ on the BBC. I was transfixed, not by the horror of history, not by the sheer futility (both of which are relevant), but by my own ignorance. […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of March 2014

Reflections of a Churchwarden Just when I think I know what God is up to in my life, He changes direction and does something which I am not expecting. Although it is disorientating at times and not always part of my plans, I know He has a bigger and more intricate plan for me than […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2014

Often, John the Baptist, and the many Prophets before him, are seen as killjoys calling us to repentance. Change your thinking, put aside selfish motives and self-centred desires so that we can be what God wants us to be. These days, with the emphasis on ‘Positive thinking’, repentance is out of favour. It can damage […]

Chipperfield Choral Society

1st of March 2014

Come and discover the mysteries of the MOZART REQUIEM Mozart’s Requiem has become one of the most revered pieces in the entire spectrum of choral music, not only for its outstanding lyrical and dramatic musical content but also for the strange circumstances surrounding its composition. From the day of its commission in the summer of […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of March 2014

Would you like to be a CTG Director? Following the sell out success of our pantomime, ‘Mother Goose’, we are starting to think about our June production, and have come up with a number of suggestions with which we need your help. We would like to encourage anyone who would like to try their hand at […]

Make Friends With St Paul’s School, Chipperfield

1st of March 2014

The relaunch of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of St Paul’s C of E VA School, Chipperfield is offering local residents and businesses a unique opportunity to become involved in an exciting new community project. The newly named ‘Friends of St Paul’s School’ is offering people from Chipperfield and the surrounding villages the chance to […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2014

We hope you all enjoyed the half term break; not long now until the Easter holidays! If there are any specific activities you would like us to consider during the Easter holidays, please get in touch with the Children’s Centre and put forward your ideas. Thank you. Here is a reminder of the regular activities […]

Chipperfield WI 80 Years Young

1st of March 2014

The Women’s Institute, W.I. was formed as a national organisation in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the W.I. is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The W.I. will celebrate […]

Songs For St Paul’s Church

1st of March 2014

Sunday evening, 9 February saw a full church, bedecked by flowers and candles for a delightful concert given by Rosemary Clifford and two of her opera-singing friends Suzi Saperia and Catrin Lewis. The majority of the pieces were accompanied impressively by Louisa Lam who like all of the girls, is a former student of the […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of March 2014

Spring Show Saturday 22 March 2.30pm The Village Hall The Spring Show is our first show of the year and at the moment the weather is so wet and windy the flower beds are sodden. But hopefully the weather will have improved long before the Show takes place. We have classes for all our spring […]