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April 2014

April In Your Garden

1st of April 2014

After all the wet weather the gardens are drying out at last. The clocks have changed, Easter is coming and now is the time to do the seeding and planting, weeding and feeding, and the tidying and trimming. Vegetables and fruit. Sow broad beans, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, peas and leeks. Rootcrops , such as […]

Team Work

1st of April 2014

The weather has been kind to me; only one wet day since my foresters arrived. If it lasts another couple of days we will be home and dry! It has been an exciting time; watching the harvesting machine chomp through the old Christmas Trees, a bit nerve wracking seeing the huge poplars go down with […]

Events At Chipperfield Cricket Club

1st of April 2014

Kicking off Chipperfield Jazz’s second season, we are are lucky to have the fabulous singer Jacqui Hicks leading an all-star lineup. When not performing with Shakatak, local Jacqui can be heard in a variety of settings but expect a mixture of soul & jazz standards this evening. Chris Dodd is an in-demand session bass player, […]

Kings Langley Bowls Club

1st of April 2014

Situated to the rear of The Saracens Head, High Street, Kings Langley we are holding a Come and Try Bowls morning at the Kings Langley Bowls Club on Sunday 4 May between 10.00am and 1.00pm. So, whatever your age, why not join us and bring along family and friends for a fun morning. There will […]

Hemel Hempstead Street Pastors

1st of April 2014

‘The church on the street’ responding to urban problems, engaging with people to listen and to talk. Its mission statement is to be a visible presence of peace, kindness and Christ’s love and to offer reassurance and help to anyone in need. It is endorsed by the police and Community Action Dacorum in significantly reducing […]

Village People

1st of April 2014

Once again Jeannie Boyd and Frankie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, went to Crufts Dog Show. To their delight he won a large limit dog class and went through to the final selection in his breed. Well done, Jeannie and Frankie!

Chipperfield Tennis Club

1st of April 2014

In March we had a very enjoyable social evening at Blackwell’s. This raised money for the upkeep of the courts as well as giving members a chance to catch up with each other after the winter when most of us go into hibernation! However, with the evenings getting lighter we are looking forward to opportunities […]

Spring Forward

1st of April 2014

I never cease to be amazed at how readily nature responds to the changes in light and warmth and sunshine. At the time of writing, Spring has not officially arrived, and yet the verges are full of yellow heads dancing in the breeze. The unusually warm day last Sunday brought the Common to life and, […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of April 2014

Naturally we all prefer the happy celebration of Easter: greeting each other on Easter Sunday morning, giving chocolate eggs to the children, and buying a new outfit for the warmer spring weather! Yet, Father Terry reminds us that it is by attending to the readings of the Holy Week liturgy that we come to know […]

Baptist Church

1st of April 2014

This month the Christian calendar enables us to look at one particular line from a widely known prayer. It could be said that for many years forgiveness has been a cornerstone of British culture. Many times over, most of us would have repeated the Lord’s Prayer and noticed, and maybe glibly echoed, that phrase ‘forgive […]

Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club – 2014 Season

1st of April 2014

New junior members wanted We have a small but enthusiastic junior cricket section and we are looking for boys and girls aged between 6 and 15 to join our club. All our coaches are qualified and CRB checked. We will take them through the basic skills of the game, the rules and etiquette, and prepare […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of April 2014

Easter and spring time are finally here! We have lots planned for the Easter holidays so please remember to keep a close eye on our website for information about events happening throughout April. 9 April 10.30–11.30am in The Memorial Hall, Bovingdon, sees the welcome return of our popular Magic Show! Booking is essential through The […]

Coin-a-day Lent Challenge

1st of April 2014

Benefice Lent Appeal St Paul’s and Holy Cross Churches This year’s Lent giving will help communities in the UK which have been affected by the floods.  You are invited to put aside a coin a day until Easter and bring your donations to St Paul’s or Holy Cross on Easter Sunday. Cheques should be made payable […]

Annual Parish Meetimg

1st of April 2014

Your Annual Parish Meeting will take place on 12 May at 7.30pm in the Parish Room of St Paul’s Church. Chipperfield has a large number of organisations and charities providing a number of activities covering a whole variety of interest groups. These organisations provide a valuable service to the community spanning all ages. This is […]

Chipperfield’s Ww2 Book Launch

1st of April 2014

The wait is almost over and Anne King is busy making the final adjustments to the layout of the book Chipperfield in the Second World War – Those who served and Life on the Home Front. The book is A4 in format and consists of between 350 and 400 pages. It focuses on the 200 […]