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October 2014

Horticultural Society Summer Party

1st of October 2014

Our first bring and share members’ summer garden party was held on Saturday 30 August in the lovely garden of Maria and Andy Coote at Heath End on the Common. The weather was kind and stayed fine. The afternoon was a great success with plates of food and bottles of wine being enjoyed by everyone; […]

October In Your Garden

1st of October 2014

The clocks will be changing soon and there will be even less time to do all that we have to do in our gardens. Trees will be losing their leaves and frosty nights will be with us. The flower garden. It is now time to plant out daffodils and tulips in the garden beds. There […]

Mudlarks

1st of October 2014

I have spent a couple of sunny September afternoons trying to improve an ancient pond in the corner of my woodland. Elderberry bushes had grown lush and tall and were keeping the sun out, and blackthorn bushes were getting far to close. There was very little water in the pond after the dry summer so […]

Stagecoach

1st of October 2014

Local part time theatre arts school Stagecoach, Chorleywood and Rickmansworth is delighted to welcome new students this term with lots of exciting activities planned.   The school is about to relaunch its street dance company Caution (ages 9+yrs) and is inviting new students to join both the junior and senior teams.  Meanwhile its Early Stages […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

1st of October 2014

The annual tennis tournament was played out with the usual determination but also lots of fun! Congratulations to the following members: Ladies winners: Sophia Rees and Shirley Broadbridge Ladies runners up: Ruth Dicker and Pam Winkworth Mens winners: Andrew Jackson and Ewan Jackson Mens runners up: Mark Everett and Gary Broadbridge Our congratulations to all […]

Village People

1st of October 2014

James Collette, from Croft Lane, Chipperfield, popped the question to girlfriend Lucy Sargison, during Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games where the pair had been watching the Rugby Sevens. Half way through the event on Saturday 26 July, the organisers called James and Lucy on to the field under the pretence that they had been randomly selected from […]

Mud Pack Challenge

1st of October 2014

My name is Callum Wylde. I am grandson to Gerald Bignell who lived his whole life in the village until he passed away last September. On the 19 October, I will be competing in the Mud Pack Challenge at Champneys’, near Tring, for the Hospice of St Francis who cared for my grandfather in his […]

St Paul’s Church Choir Plans For The Autumn

1st of October 2014

You are warmly invited to three key musical services at St Paul’s during the coming months. The first will be a Harvest Choral Evensong at 6.30pm on 12 October. Within the traditional Evensong format we shall be singing lovely English music by three “S’s”, Stanford, Sullivan and Sumsion, along with popular harvest and evening hymns for […]

Our Lady Mother Of The Saviour Rc Church

1st of October 2014

As we enter Autumn, our parish has been invited to join with all the other 230 or so parishes in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster in an initiative led by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. It is his vision for the future and is under the banner title ‘Growing in Faith’. A summary of this future […]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2014

The beginning of October will see the first weeks that my family home is down to two bodies. No, I haven’t thrown anyone out but number two son is now off to university. I have to admit that the thought of more space, more time in the bathroom, and more food in the fridge, has […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of October 2014

Harvest The author of the Gospel of John which is in the New Testament reflects in Chapter 4 on stories and metaphors of what is described as ‘the kingdom of God’. Jesus is engaged in a dialogue with a Samaritan woman which, in those times, would have been considered highly inappropriate. Firstly, because she was […]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common

1st of October 2014

The Friends of Chipperfield Common is an established group of residents which meets during the autumn and winter months to undertake various practical tasks on Chipperfield Common. The Friends group is closely involved with the management of the Common and receives updates on developments. If you wish to become involved or learn more about the […]

Chipperfield Commemorates Two World Wars

1st of October 2014

Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November The Village Hall will host a new production to mark the centenary of 1914 which saw the start of the First World War, followed only 25 years later by the Second World War. A large number of men from Chipperfield and the surrounding villages played their part, including many […]

Chipperfield Care

1st of October 2014

Are we missing you? Chipperfield Care is a group of Volunteers who have banded together to help those who are unable to find their own transport to essential appointments such as hospitals, doctors, dentists or medical clinics. We run an answering service from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 1.30pm to receive requests for transport. […]

Charity Dog Show And Open Day

1st of October 2014

On Saturday 2 August Theravet celebrated their first year in Chipperfield by holding a Charity Open Day. Despite the inclement weather there was a fabulous turnout and a great day was had by all. The day included a fun dog show, full of four legged friends all vying for the title of several light hearted […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of October 2014

We hope you have all had happy and relaxing holidays and you enjoyed some of the extra activities we ran during the long break. Starting in September we will be holding a four week ABC About Boys Course and an eight week Parenting Puzzle Course. We will also be running a ‘Sleep Workshop’ during this […]

St Paul’s Churchyard Tidying

1st of October 2014

Saturday 18 October 9am – 12.30pm Please bring strimmers, rakes, secateurs,loppers, gardening gloves and whatever other tools you observe the churchyard needs to look great. All are welcome to help to keep this focal point at the centre of the village looking calm and beautiful. Bacon butties and drinks provided. Questions to Frances Onians 265996 […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of October 2014

Talk and Demonstration by Stafford Salt The Planting and Care of Daffodil Bulbs This talk will be on Wednesday 15 October in the Small Hall at 7.30pm. Stafford is well known as a grower and exhibitor of daffodils and will also be passing on his tips on the presentation and showing of these spring flowers. […]

A Special Year For Remberance

1st of October 2014

Once again we will gather at the War Memorial early next month to remember those from the village who gave their lives in the two World Wars of the twentieth century. The commemoration this year will be especially poignant because it is a hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War. We hope […]

Chipperfield Indoor Short Mat Bowls Club

1st of October 2014

The 2014/15 season starts on Friday 3 October; so please come and support your local Club. We play in the Village Hall, which is looking very smart on the inside from a summer makeover, from October to April on Tuesday and Friday evenings between 7 – 9.30pm. New members are welcome, especially summer outdoor bowlers […]