This newsletter has been sponsored by the local businesses listed below. Their contribution is crucial to the maintenance of the newsletter and so please do make use of their services.

You have received this email because you subscribed at If you no longer wish to be sent these you may un-subscribe via this link. Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in local news. Click here to read our Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions.

The strict deadline for submissions is 6pm each Wednesday, for publication within the following 24 hours. Early submission however is strongly encouraged as problems or queries may need to be resolved first. Material for inclusion may be sent to but please read our editorial policy first.

Our range of local email newsletters currently have editions covering the communities of Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham, Chorleywood, Denham, Gerrards Cross, Jordans, Seer Green and Little Chalfont.


Your Complete
Veterinary Care

Yalden DIY & Garden

Monthly Speaker Event - Andrew Mikolajski “Container Gardening” Demonstration Thursday 8th August 2019, 7.30pm

Author of over 30 gardening titles, Andrew Mikolajski is based in Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom. Besides writing, he runs an annual series of gardening courses at Lamport Hall and other venues on garden design, garden history and propagating plants. He also lectures to gardening groups and other organisations throughout the UK.

Andrew will be conducting a practical demonstration, during which he will share the key lessons outlined in his book “Container Gardening”. For those who want something more manageable and easy to reach; for those who see the potential for the exciting visual effects of varied pots and containers – the benefits are endless.

Guests are welcome to this monthly speaking event for a small fee of £2 on the door.

Car Parking is available at both the front and rear of the Memorial Hall, School Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4JJ. The Hall is open from 7.30pm and the event commences just after 8pm.

If you would like to know more about Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association (CSGGA)membership, please direct your enquires to Membership to the CSGGA is only £15 for the first member and £5 for any additional members at the same address. Not only does membership entitle you to attend the talks and other events for free, but it also grants members discounts at local garden centres and access to the RHS Advisory Service.

Tudor Courtroom Event

On the weekend of 10 and 11 August, visitors to Chiltern Open Air Museum can take part in a historic Tudor courtroom drama and listen to tales of intrigue, violence and deceit!

Meet the costumed re-enactors walking around the Museum to find out what was happening in the year 1585. Be part of the jury with the fate of the accused in your hands. Listen to tales of intrigue, slander and deceit! And ask questions to get to the bottom of the incidents and hear how the law would have dealt with the defendants.

Has the landlord watered the beer?  Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce?  Who abducted Widow Besser’s grandson?  Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool? The fate of the accused is in your hands as you help decide the rights and wrongs of each case.  Red-shirted ‘interpreters’ will be on-hand to tell you more about the Tudors and Stewarts and will be happy to answer your questions. There will be different court cases at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Marketing Manager Helen Light said, “This is a brilliant, fun and educational event, and a great opportunity to find out about crime and punishment in the 16th century.”

The Museum of rescued historic buildings, in Chalfont St Giles, has two medieval barns one from Northolt and the other from Arborfield. The Museum’s Arborfield barn was recently used for filming Mary Queen of Scots, the fictional scene where the two Queens meet.

For more details of the event visit

Could you be a community champion?

Do you love where you live and want to give something back? Do you have some free time and are looking for something interesting to fill it? Are you looking to get out of the house more often and meet new people?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you could be just the person to join Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s team of community champions.

Rennie Grove’s community champions help the charity’s fundraising team in the community by carrying out activities like displaying posters on noticeboards; placing collection boxes in local shops and pubs then collecting them when they’re full and talking to friends, family and neighbours about how they too can support Rennie Grove in their community. Or if you enjoy public speaking then they are also looking for ambassadors who can give a talk about our work to local groups or accept a cheque on behalf of the charity and give a short thank you speech.

Rennie Grove is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Buckinghamshire and west Hertfordshire.

Through its unique hospice at home service, available day and night, and a range of day services, the charity supports patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life. 

Rennie Grove’s care is provided at no cost to patients and their families and is made possible by generous donations from the local community.

If you would like to help Rennie Grove raise the funds it needs to provide services to local patients and families and are friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable about your local area and have good communications skills, then please contact or call the volunteering team on 01442 890222 or 01727 731000.

Recycling Centre to close.

Chiltern District Council is closing the village’s recycling facility in the Blizzards Yard Car Park from 5 August. See link below for details.

In case you have not seen it, here is a link to the July Newsletter from CDC Community Safety Team -

Full report from last week here.


Competitive rates, free estimates, free courtesy cars, insurance and non fault claims.

Sound financial advice
not high pressure selling.


Your Local Law Firm
in the Village

Your local
Building Society for
savings and mortgages.

Be a sponsor of this newsletter and get noticed every week.

Email the editor here

 News from Seer Green & Jordans


Regular Church Notices

Services at The Baptist Church

You are warmly welcomed to join us on Sunday mornings.

Our service is at 10.30am, followed by tea and coffee

Services at Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity has some regular services, which are the same every week and some services which are different each week or special services and events. Our aim is to provide variety in our service styles.

Every Sunday 8-8.40am: Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. This is a traditional language service which is quiet and reflective. Suits the early risers!

Week commencing Sunday 4

Sunday 8am BCP Holy Communion-traditional language service.

10amFamily Service with baptism

6pm Evening Prayer


Services in the Parish Church

The Parish Church – our village focus for prayer and worship for over 800 years, with a deep history and rich variety of worship and community life, open to all!



Sunday Services

  • at 8am: A traditional language, said service of Holy Communion, quiet and reflective
  • at 10am: A contemporary language service of (usually) Holy Communion with sermon, prayers for others and supportive prayer for individuals as well, with music led by our choir (adults and juniors) plus children’s activities (The Ark for Infant and Junior age) Vestry group (for secondary school age) Once monthly All Age Worship- all together for a relaxed and lively time (baptisms often take place as well).
  • at 4pm (once monthly) Messy Church (fun and activities for children and adults – with food!)
  •  or Family@4(more reflective time to engage with all ages present)
  • 6.30pm: A varied pattern of traditional Evensong (and occasional Choral Evensong) and monthly Holy Communion with prayer for healing offered to all, interspersed with the rich worship life from the Celtic and Taize sources. 

Mid week:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am –9.20am

short said prayers for the community


No 9.30am Holy Communion service during August

Thursday in school term time

9am – 11am Chatterbox, Parent and toddler group in the Reading Room

11:30am – 3pm Rendezvous Cafe – food and friends! - in the Reading Room

4 August Trinity 7

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10am Holy Communion

(NO Ark or Vestry Group during school holidays)

6:30pm Evensong

Chatterbox and the Rendezvous Cafe are closed for the summer holidays. 


 Deanway United Church

Sunday  4th August

11.00am  Morning service

Led by Mr David Eldridge


Jordans Quaker Meeting

Sundays: All welcome at Meeting for Worship held at 10.30am..

Every 2nd Sunday of the month: Tradecraft, Fairtrade products on sale at 11.30am.

Enquiries: 01494 876594

Amersham Spiritualist Centre

We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
You can follow us on facebook by clicking this link.

Living Word International Church

Deanway Chalfont St. Giles

Sunday service 11am-12.45pm
Friday Service 7.30pm-8.45pm
Everyone welcome.


Small Ads - sell your unwanted items here.

(Free entry for one newsletter, £5 charge for advert in all 7 newsletters. Photos inclusive with this option. Instructions for this here)

For Sale 

6 Tools for the DIYer. All except one, 240v

2 Concrete breakers with hex point and chisel bits. £60 and £20

Angle grinder and Multitool with some blades and carry case. £35

Reciprocating saw with a couple of blades.£20

Strimmer Lithium battery powered. £20

Photos and contact details here


For Sale

La Hacienda Icarus Steel Fire Pit with log grate and mesh safety cover.  Solid steel construction in black - size 52cm high x 59 cm wide.  Unwanted gift still boxed.  Would like £40 ono.  Please telephone Mary on 01494 872412


For Sale 

ANSELF Baby/ Child / Toddler Safety Bed Rail 150 x 42cm Turquoise Blue Excellent condition, little used, 1 year old

£7 Please telephone: 01494 873457



For classic car storage, single or double garage. No work will be carried out just storage of private vehicle. Contact Brian 07716835030

About this newsletter:

This newsletter was launched in 2001 and is distributed weekly to over 2,950 local households in the Chalfont St. Giles area. It is one of seven different publications serving eleven communities in the local area. But there's still some locals who DON'T get it so why not help this useful community project by forwarding this to all your friends and neighbours who can then subscribe themselves by visiting

Material for inclusion may be sent to

Finally don't forget to visit the Chalfont St Giles village website at to discover everything you could possibly want to know about the village (past and present) and which also covers Seer Green and Jordans too!

This newsletter is supported by a generous grant from Rosebank Wealth Management.