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1st of December 2011

I am hoping this year that I don’t get caught in the traditional mad Christmas shopping experience. It starts with sitting in a traffic jam for about an hour, followed by driving around a gloomy and grimy multi-storey car park, trying to find, and admit it, praying for, a space. All this pain and anguish [...]

The Lanes Childrens Centre

1st of November 2011

It was lovely to see a number of our families at the events we held during the holidays and we hope you had as much fun as we did! We hope you all had an enjoyable half term, it was lovely to see our families at the Family Fun Day. On Saturday 19 November we [...]

Baptist Church

1st of November 2011

I had a really stimulating conversation with someone the other day and thought you might be interested to hear it. Simply put they were, in all seriousness, proposing that the day we celebrate the uncovering of the gunpowder plot, the day we are constantly told as a child to remember, the day we place effigies [...]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2011

Sometimes I am really tempted to leave things blank. I think that the words of Ronan Keating, and you won’t hear this from me that often, are true when he says, “you say it best when you say nothing at all”. Oh! Whom am I kidding? We all have opinions and we love to share [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of September 2011

We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and fun summer break? It was lovely to see a number of our families at the events we held during the holidays and we hope you had as much fun as we did! On Tuesday 27 September from 7–9pm at the Baptist Church, Bovingdon. We will be holding [...]

Baptist Church

1st of September 2011

I write this just before I am off on a short holiday and in the midst of not being too well. Some will know I have been unwell for a number of weeks now and so my activity has been limited. First I want to thank the church for its support and all those lovely [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of September 2011

We enjoyed the Morris service with St. Pauls on a beautiful July morning, attended by around 100 Morris Dancers who took part in the service and afterwards gave us a great display of dancing. The Family Beetle Evening was exciting and very fast moving! Our thanks to those who organised and prepared for the evening [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of July 2011

It’s hard to believe that the summer holidays will soon be upon us. The Lanes Children’s Centre will remain open throughout the holidays and our regular Tuesday’s Under 1’s and Wednesday Wigwams and mobile toy library will be available. We also have plenty of extra activities planned for all the family. On Monday 4 July [...]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2011

If you do a search on the Wikipedia website for July you do get some interesting information. Several that caught my eye especially were the amount of wars, revolutions and battles that occurred during this month. Of course that could be true of any month and within the aggressive events there were others that marked [...]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2011

If I was a betting man it would be odds on that at the end of April the phrase “great weather we are having” was followed by “but we will pay for it later though” or “this is probably our summer for this year”. Ah! It is comforting to know that we haven’t lost our [...]

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1st of June 2011

We were able to attend Christchurch Baptist at Kings Langley for their anniversary, and the General Secretary of the Baptist Union was preaching. It was really inspiring to hear him and it was good to celebrate with our friends. There has been lots happening in April, beginning with our Mothering Sunday service, but we were [...]

Caterpillar Music

1st of May 2011

Caterpillar Music offers an introduction to music for babies and toddlers. We have different weekly themes, colourful instruments, amazing puppets and often enjoy parachute games and more. We sing lots of nursery rhymes and action songs in our forty minute sessions. The sessions in Chipperfield are on a Friday afternoon in the Baptist Church. 1.45pm [...]

Baptist Church

1st of May 2011

For someone who came to university later in life, I have been fascinated by the furore surrounding the latest push from government regarding fostering opportunities for those from less well off backgrounds. The quote on the BBC News website from Nick Clegg goes, “no-one should get an unfair advantage because their parents have met somebody [...]

Baptist Church

1st of April 2011

There are several events that I could mention that have happened over the last few months and many have had a similar theme. But the uprisings or revolutions that have gripped the Middle East have reminded me of the fall of communism and the fledgling democracies that sprang up after the Berlin wall was torn [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of April 2011

HAPPY EASTER We have lots planned for the Easter Holidays for all the family to enjoy. Monday 11 April Aesop’s Touring Theatre Company will be coming to George V Pavillion, George V Way, Sarratt to present The Gingerbread Man (with a happy ending!). The production runs from 2-3.00pm and is suitable for children aged 1–11years [...]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2011

‘March: An organised walk or procession by a group of people for a specific cause or issue’. Of course there are many other definitions of ‘march’ and I won’t bore you with the details here but this one in particular caught my eye. Why? Because there is a sense of a shared purpose, a mutual [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of March 2011

It’s great to see the snowdrops peeping through at last — our first messengers of cheer in the New Year. We had our first lunch for two months and it was good to have everyone together again, to eat and catch up with news. Sadly, one of our lunchers died on Christmas Day and she [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2011

Last year, after Sunday Mass, one of the congregation was taken ill and an ambulance was called. The car park was parked solid, as it often is, so it was difficult for the paramedics to get to their patient in the church. Because of this, and to help anyone who had difficulty with the rough [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of February 2011

A little belated……… but a very Happy New Year to you all! We have lots planned for 2011 which we hope all our families will enjoy and be able to participate. Here is a brief overview of what’s coming up in February… A First Aid course on Friday 11 February 12.30–2.30pm in Sarratt at the [...]

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1st of February 2011

February can be a boring month. Maybe that’s the wrong word to use? Maybe it is better to say February is a bit odd? I don’t know how to put it really because, I guess, February does that to you. It sits there not quite winter, not quite spring. The days are longer but not [...]