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December 2014

Chipperfield In 2014

1st of December 2014

We have put in an extra four pages this month to include pictures of some of the events we might have missed during the year because of shortage of space. For such a small village, Chipperfield is a very busy community. The Diary on the back page shows just how many clubs, classes and societies […]

Our Lady Mother Of The Saviour RC Church

1st of December 2014

Almost immediately after Pope Francis was elected in March 2013, he set out a vision based on his concern for the poor and disadvantaged, and made a commitment to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs and faiths. He challenged Catholics throughout the world to implement such ideas through the context of evangelisation, and […]

Baptist Church

1st of December 2014

There is something about a small baby that will melt the heart of even the toughest of human beings. In fact, it can be astounding the levels of choochy coos that emanate from the foulest mouth when faced with those big wide eyes and gurgling lips. Even I can descend into gooiness when a small […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of December 2014

The Christmas story is so full of wonder and hope, that each year when we hear it afresh we are caught up in the promises it holds. There are not many things in life that touch us more profoundly than the birth of a child. Each year on Christmas Eve many gather in St Paul’s […]

Chipperfield W.I.

1st of December 2014

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, after 80 years the remaining Women’s Institute in Chipperfield is to be suspended. It can be revived by a different set of Officers within the next three years, but for the time being it will close at Christmas. We will keep in touch with members, as our evening group […]

Chipperfield Common

1st of December 2014

The Green Flag for the Environment, similar to the Blue Flag for Beaches, was raised next to the cricket pavilion on Friday 14 November for the seventh consecutive year in the presence of community leaders and some thirty village people who all contribute to village life. The ceremony was led by Harry Laverack, Chairman of […]

Our Village At War

1st of December 2014

It was a full house in the Village Hall on 7 and 8 November when the folk of Chipperfield were treated to a dramatic presentation of some of the events which took place against the backdrop of the First and Second World Wars and the years in between. The script was written by John Uff […]

In Your Garden This Winter

1st of December 2014

There are only six hours of daylight a day this month but still a lot to do, weather permitting, and there are some jobs we must do without delay. Make sure that the greenhouse heater is ready for the cold weather and check the pond heater, too. Lag outside water pipes and taps to prevent […]

Thank You

1st of December 2014

Happy Christmas, Happy New Year and many thanks to all the deliverers of Chipperfield News. You manage to reach every house in Chipperfield through rain, hail and shine, an amazing feat! Special thanks go to David Bell who, for as long as I can remember, has delivered to the Croft estate, and welcome to Fay […]

Poppy Appeal 2014

1st of December 2014

Sincere thanks to everyone in Chipperfield for their huge generosity in raising a record amount of £9793.58 for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The enthusiasm of the house-to-house collectors, and their resolve to knock on every door, raised an amazing amount of £3348.46. The pubs, shops and garden centres raised £459.13 during the year […]

A Trip To Remember

1st of December 2014

Around this time last year, I met by chance a keen amateur WWI historian. Across the dinner table I heard the word ‘Messines’, a place I had heard of many times. My late husband’s father had been wounded there in the Hallowe’en Battle in 1914 with The London Scottish. His experience that day had affected […]

Dick Whittington Box Office Open

1st of December 2014

The box office for the Chipperfield Theatre Group’s production of Dick Whittington, 24 -25 January, is now open! This year, for the first time, tickets can be ordered and paid for on-line. Simply go to; www.chipperfieldtheatregroup.com and click on Tickets to be taken to the booking page. If you encounter any problems, or do not […]

Fireworks Display

1st of December 2014

For the third year running, the Cricket Club hosted the village Fireworks Display on the common. We were blessed again with mild and dry conditions which helped to make the event a huge success. The pyrotechnics were expertly choreographed by Whizzbang of Kings Langley. The show was bigger and better than ever this year and […]

The Lanes Childen’s Centre

1st of December 2014

May 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 throughout December until Tuesday 23 when we will be holding a special all ages Christmas Party at The Memorial Hall, Bovingdon. This is a drop in session, suitable for children […]

Hollyberry Fair

1st of December 2014

Thank you so much to everyone for their hard work and help before, during and after this year’s Hollyberry Fair held in theVillage Hall on 15 November. I think it might be a fair description to say we are all worn out, but we had a great day. It was all worth it because our […]

Why Carols With An Orchestra?

1st of December 2014

Church Bands in Britain predate the common presence of organs. The resurgence of instruments in services must be due, at least in part, to John Rutter. From the early 70s imaginative orchestrations of carols flowed almost effortlessly, adding a fresh coat of paint to much loved favourites, invariably with small orchestra, yet evoking masses of […]

Road Safety

1st of December 2014

You can help to keep your village safe. Speeding through the village, particularly approaching the crossroads, is a serious concern and the second most frequent complaint put to your Parish Council. Following an initiative by the Police and Crime Commissioner, we have access to the tools to combat this problem. Volunteers who can devote a […]

Bridging The Gap – Chipperfield Corinnthians FC

1st of December 2014

For over a century men’s football has been played at Queen Street, the home of Chipperfield Corinthians F.C. For the last two seasons a new and exciting generation of young local footballers has also had the opportunity to use the outstanding pitch. Collaboration between the senior club and the youth teams has never been stronger, […]