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1st of February 2011

Our Family Beetle Evening in November went with a swing. It was good to see so many people enjoying themselves and £168 was raised towards the cost of trees for our Christmas Tree Festival which was very helpful. We were able to open only for the first day because of the weather closing in but, [...]

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1st of December 2010

In all honesty, hand on heart, I can say I don’t like to be known. I refrained from using the word ‘celebrity’ or ‘to be famous’ because that would just sound crass. Over the last few weeks people have been coming up to me saying “saw you in the papers” or “nice photo in Chipp [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of December 2010

A SureStart Children’s Centre for Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Sarratt and Flaunden. Where did that year go!?! The count-down to Christmas is now well and truly on and a new year will soon be upon us. 2010 has been a very significant year for us and we are delighted with how the Centre has gradually become an [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of November 2010

A SureStart Children’s Centre for Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Sarratt & Flaunden. Where the Family is the Centre. The official opening event during the afternoon of October 5th was a great success and enjoyed by all who came along. Children were able to take part in a number of activities from panning for gold to joining in [...]

Baptist Church

1st of November 2010

Well it’s official. I am now done. I am ordained. I can now be called the Reverend Jason Gain. It was suggested that I might like to let everyone know what this event, service or act means for us in the Baptist Church and given I know very little about how others do it I [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of October 2010

The relaxing summer holidays gave us a good opportunity to really settle into our new building and now we are fully up and running on all cylinders! The official opening ceremony for the new centre will take place during the afternoon of 5 October. Invited guests, official members of the community and local families will [...]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2010

October is a special time for all of us at Chipperfield Baptist Church. The event that will see this month unlike any other that we, as a church, have experienced will be my ordination service on Saturday the 2nd of October. Yes, you have read correctly. If you have followed my rambles over the past [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of October 2010

August is generally a quiet month in church life but we have continued our monthly lunch as most older folk don’t take their holidays then. The garden party on 21 August was a lovely occasion and we were able to be in the garden at ‘Sunset’, Dunny Lane — the rain just about held off [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of September 2010

Handover for the new building took place on June 4 and we have enjoyed settling into our smart new premises throughout the holidays! Our regular activities continued during the summer, together with some extra events such as a Juggling Workshop and an African Dance and Drumming session, both of which were very much enjoyed by [...]

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1st of September 2010

All the kids are back to school at last and our existence is back to normal. OK for some of us this isn’t a problem because the chicks have flown the nest but for others this is a future hope and for now it has been six weeks of finding things for them to do, [...]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2010

As I sit here writing I am scanning the BBC news website. It’s 1 June 2010 and there is not a great deal on the website to cheer me up. You can read about the BP oil leak and the likely effects on wildlife. There are headlines about the Israeli raid on the Palestinian aid [...]

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1st of June 2010

For some, and I am one of them, this month holds a great deal of excitement. To start with this June sees the beginning of the world cup in South Africa. Thirty two teams from all around the world playing sixty four games to decide which one is the best. It is said that it [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of May 2010

Building work on the site at St. Paul’s School is really moving on at a pace now and, all being well, the centre should be open for business in early June! In the meantime, we have been busy carrying out our regular activities, together with some extra ones during the Easter holidays. Families enjoyed an [...]

Baptist Church

1st of May 2010

At the time of writing none of us are sure when the general election will be. All indications are that it will happen early to mid May. So have you been practicing writing your cross? Have you decided which party to vote for? Are you even going to bother at all? The last question is [...]

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1st of April 2010

Carrying on from last month’s musings, boy am I glad spring is here. Gone are the dreary dark nights of winter. Gone are the cold winds laced with snow and ice. Gone are the gloves, scarves and heavy coats. Gone are the stark bare trees and the lack of colour. Welcome the bright longer days. [...]

Parish Council Annual Report

1st of April 2010

1 Introduction I am pleased to report a successful year with a number of significant achievements, reported below. Proper procedures and transparency are important to good governance. This year we have added a complaints procedure which includes an automatic entry to the Council meeting agenda. You will also see increasing use of the Village web [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2010

Building work has commenced at St. Paul’s School and we are hoping for the centre to be ready early this Summer. The mobile toy library is proving very popular. We have increased the locations where the mobile toy library can be accessed to ensure that everyone has the chance to borrow the resources, including some [...]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2010

Spring always follows winter. True? Yes, well of course it does. Once the dark nights have given way slowly and surely to the bright mornings, the brain and senses seem to take on a new lease of life. Plants begin to get greener. Animals begin to get livelier. The upturn in life all around seems [...]

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1st of February 2010

“All you need is love da da da da da all you need is love da da da da da”…. and so on. I thought it apt this month to concentrate on what makes February sort of special-ish. St Valentine’s Day is great for some and for others quite onerous. The time when we pledge [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of February 2010

There was great support for our Family Beetle evening last month. The funds raised were sent to help with treatment for a child suffering with Neuroblastoma – a rare cancer. Our Christmas lunch was well attended and very much enjoyed, as was the visit by The Chiltern West Gallery Quire, who had difficulty getting to [...]