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News, Views and a Warm Welcome
from your Church and Village of Ickleford
Dates for your Diary
Thursday mornings in Church
9.10 am said Holy Communion
6th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am Family sung Eucharist
13th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
13th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
14th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
20th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
15th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
27th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
16th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
4th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am Harvest Thanksgiving & Family sung Eucharist
17th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
11th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
18th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
18th 8.00am said Holy Communion
Luke the Evangelist 9.30am sung Eucharist
19th Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
25 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
Last Sunday after Trinity 6.00pm Evensong
1st 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am Family sung Eucharist
ALL SAINTS DAY 6.00pm Evensong
8th 8.00am said Holy Communion
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 9.30am sung Eucharist
3rd Sunday before Advent 6.00pm Service of Remembrance for personal memories
15th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
2nd Sunday before Advent 6.00pm Evensong
St Katharine of Alexandria 8.00am said Holy Communion
CHRIST THE KING 9.30am sung Eucharist
Sunday next before Advent 6.00pm Evensong
29th 8.00am said Holy Communion
9.30am sung Eucharist
ADVENT SUNDAY 6.00pm Evensong
A date for your diary!
Saturday 3rd October
From the Clergy
When is an owl not an owl?
Many observant people in Ickleford have noticed
one, if not two new residents in the churchyard
trees over the past two months. For some this has
caused excitement thinking we have a previously
unknown species roosting in our cedar trees, for
others, puzzlement and still others imaginative
thoughts of clever tree surgeons who can also carve
For so many years the churchyard, and therefore
the church, has been plagued by heavy collections
of pigeon droppings on the paths, which have been
difficult to avoid, and which have been regularly
cleared over many years by a kind member of our
Many suggestions have been made to rid us of this problem – the main ones involving
'someone with an air gun.' Then, a short while ago, another member of our
congregation came up with the brilliant idea of placing a Great American Owl in the
trees. This owl is the most effective decoy, warding off unwanted birds, and the mere
sight of it should be enough to scare them into another roosting position, we were told.
It has certainly worked! The paths are now much more pleasant and the seat around
one of the trees near the Garden of Remembrance is a much safer place on which to sit.
Incidentally, the story of a vicar who asked how to get rid of unwanted birds in the
churchyard hasn't worked in St Katharine's. This vicar's problem got so bad he actually
contacted the Bishop to ask for advice. 'Oh, that old problem' said the Bishop, 'That's
easy – I'll deal with it whilst you are away on holiday'.
When the vicar came home again, there were no more nuisance birds in sight. Very
pleased but amazed, the vicar asked him how he did it. ‘Well', was the answer, 'First I
Baptised them, and then I Confirmed them. It often works quite well!'
I am very pleased to say these Bishop's duties have had the reverse effect in our church
as our congregation continues to grow with many visitors and new members coming on
Sundays. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in such a happy, lively and
May God Bless you all.
I C K L E F O R D PA R I S H C O U N C I L
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As some of you may have read in the Comet recently Ickleford Parish Council has achieved Quality
Status and will receive the certificate at the September Parish Council meeting. Ickleford is the only
parish in North Herts to receive this accolade and the award reflects the enthusiasm and commitment of
all the Parish Councillors to maintain and improve the quality of life for the community, and as we have
seen over the last few years as a result of the Parish Plan, progress has been made with the forthcoming
traffic calming, a new Burial Ground and hopefully allotments behind Turnpike Lane.
The award was also a personal triumph for our Parish Clerk Katrina Henshaw who has seen through the
many introductions into more structured agendas and minutes as required by National Council
guidelines. Katrina also achieved her CiLCA qualification as a part of the award, and was ultimately
responsible for putting together the completed package of projects undertaken by the Council that
enabled us to qualify for the reward. It is to be hoped that this will now open a few more doors in terms
of grants available to progress with our on going commitments.
As always separate reports are included detailing the current position with the Burial Ground and Little
Park situation. The latter particularly continues to move very slowly, but at least we have now
established a firm dialogue with individuals from both North Hertfordshire Homes and North Herts
District Council, so we do have named contacts – which is progress!
Many residents have commented on the removal of some 50 trees from the sportsfield over the last
month. These were in fact Black Poplars planted some 30 years ago when the Club was established, but
at the time we were unaware of the problems they would cause with protruding roots. Anyone using the
sportsfield will have noticed the recent problems with roots, and the inherent danger to players, walkers
and mowing equipment. With the authority of the County Council, the landowners, the trees and roots
have now been removed and killed off, and where appropriate will be replaced in the coming months
with established trees to retain the pleasant surroundings of the area.
Finally, please don't forget the monthly surgeries being held at VJ Jennings, Arlesey Road by our Police
Constable Katie Hull and PCSO Pam Hope. The next one is on Thursday 10th September between 1.30
and 2.30 pm and they will be delighted to see you with any problems.
Philip J. Crowe
Chairman of Ickleford Parish Council
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ICKLEFORD PARISH PLAN UPDATE
Update on the 'Environment' action plan by Dr Michael Willoughby
Litter Collection Day – Saturday 13th June 2009
Volunteers to collect litter on Saturday 13th June were fewer than in either of the previous
years, but with participation by the organisers the entire parish was covered and inevitably
much rubbish found. Some residents accosted volunteers and without exception praised
them for their efforts. It is to be hoped that this sort of encounter will in time bring more
people out on the day, though there is already some evidence that the initiative has made all
in the village more aware of the litter around them and so more likely to pick it up at any time.
We are grateful to the District Council for providing us with bags and litter pickers on the day,
showing that they appreciate what the village will do for itself in keeping its streets as clean
Little Park, behind Turnpike Lane
The Parish Council and Parish Plan Committee are glad to be able to report increasing
interest on the part of the District Council in the problems posed by Little Park. Two helpful
meetings, organised by Gary Gover to bring together all parties involved, have already
taken place and a third is scheduled for 5 October. There is now some indication that a
limited residential development may be combined with setting aside part of the site for
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ICKLEFORD BURIAL GROUND TRUST
Since my report in the June edition of the St Katharine's Wheel, I am delighted to inform you that
the development of the burial ground is totally on schedule with the planned programme.
By the time this edition has arrived through your letter boxes, a walk to the site will see the car park
upgraded with the adjoining link road completed, all perimeter fencing along with two pedestrian
gates in position and (maybe) the double wooden gate hung on oak posts at the main entrance.
At our meeting on 3rd August, the Trustees unanimously accepted a design proposal prepared by
Cemetery Development Services.
In keeping with our very rural approach, the design includes, within the lower 25% of the site, a
large circular Garden of Rest with Silver Birch trees and a centre piece of an Acacia baileyana,
wandering paths lined with Acer rubrunis and set in the burial areas will be Copper Beach and
Blue Douglas fir trees surrounded by a grass lawned surface.
The remaining 75% will be seeded with a cornfield mix through which will meander cut grass
paths. In the summer months the walk through cornflowers, poppies etc should be very attractive
and will return via a woodland walk.
The woodland area will be for green burials and will be planted with a mixture of Beech, Ash, Oak
and Silver Birch trees.
The above landscaping is scheduled for September / October this year. The Trustees are very
optimistic that the burial ground will be completed and ready for use during the first half of 2010.
To answer some of the questions raised to date, memorials benches will be permitted and plots
will be available for purchase early in 2010.
Should you require any additional information or have any queries, then please contact myself,
one of the Trustees or Katrina Henshaw.
Chairman – Ickleford Burial Ground Trust
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I'm on a Committee
Oh, give me pity, I'm on a committee
Which means that from morning to night,
We attend and amend and contend and defend,
Without a conclusion in sight.
We confer and concur; we elect and demur
And re-iterate all of our thoughts.
We revise the agenda with frequent addenda
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We resolve and absolve but never dissolve,
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Where else could we make such a fuss?
NEW CROSS Prayer of Dedication
over the porch for the new cross
The new cross has very generously been the following prayer of dedication was
given to the Church by Mr and Mrs Pitts. said by Reverend Margaret outside the
church with the congregation at the
We are not only very grateful for this, but beginning of the 9.30am service on
also feel it looks so right placed in the Sunday 19th July
niche above the Porch door.
Let us give thanks, as we dedicate this
new cross placed above our porch to
St Katharines, for all the many people
who have cared for the church over the
But let us chiefly give thanks to Ray and
Helmia Pitts, who commissioned this
cross in recognition and thanksgiving for
66 years of marriage on the 9th January
this year. It was 66 years ago that they
were married in this church, and they
have been strong supporters ever since.
As they remember all these years
together, we receive with gratitude their
gift of remembrance to be held in honour
and respected with care, in the name of
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
one God, who lives and reigns for ever
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Tues: Darts Night
12 noon to 5 pm
Wed: Pool Night
Thu: Nintendowii Night
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Sun: Football Team
in our car park Hitchin
Sun: Poker Night
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Ickleford Village Hall
82, Arlesey Road, Ickleford. SG5 3TG.
07733 178879 (Term Time only)
We would like to welcome all the children back after the Summer Break and give a special welcome
to all the new children starting this term.
As ever, the Autumn term looks set to be very busy. The children will be starting the term with an
'All About Me' topic, so we're looking forward to hearing all about their families, friends and pets!!
We will be holding two fundraisers this term. The first will be on Sunday, 27th September when we
are holding a 'Round the World' party at the Village Hall which will include a Flag Treasure Hunt and
food from around the world.
We will be holding our Christmas Disco on 5th December at the Village Hall and as usual we are
hoping that Father Christmas will be able to find time in his busy schedule to pop in and see us.
Finally, if you are interested in a place for your child at Ickleford Pre-School and would like to
come for a visit or if you would like an application form please contact Stephanie Woodhead on
Chair, Ickleford Pre-School Committee
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Let me be your St Katharine’s Events in 2009
handyman! Saturday 11 September 12 - 5 pm
Craft Fair and Demonstrations in St Katharine’s
Calling all crafty people - or should that be crafters?
Shelf to fit? This was a new event last year as part of Heritage
Extra power sockets? weekend and brought many hidden talents to the
Picture to hang? fore. We had lace-making, floral art, needlepoint,
Outside tap? jewellery, mosaics, patchwork, crochet, spinners
Light switch to move? and weavers to skate dresses...
Heated towel rail? If you took part last year we would be delighted if
Plaster repairs you can demonstrate your skill again.
If you have a craft that you would like to share this
Glossing to finish? time round please let Linda or Fiona (441 577)
Exterior paintwork? know (knitting, cake decorating... ?)
New light fittings? You are welcome to sell your wares, all we ask is a
Floor or wall tiling? percentage donation in return (10%). Or do you
Underfloor heating? know someone who might like to take part?
Aerial fitted or Freeview setup?
Garden fences, walls, patio? Sunday 12 September 10 - 6 pm
Bathroom to fit? Bike and Hike 2009
Walkers and cyclists are welcome to get
sponsorship and take a tour round churches in
Whatever the size or type of job, free quote Beds and Herts. Monies raised are divided
and work done the same day wherever between St Katharine's and the Historic Churches
possible Trust. Previous participants have said it is a fun
and energetic day out. It's a chance to enjoy
Call Adrian on 07902 92 82 94 viewing other churches or you can make it a
Ickleford, Hertfordshire challenge to see how many can be notched up in
the time available! Details/sponsorship forms
available from Fiona, Tel 441 577.
Saturday 3 October
Harvest Supper with entertainment
Please look out for the posters in due course.
Detailed information will appear in the weekly
Are you a lexophile? A few more
church newsletters nearer the time.
1. When she saw her first strands of
gray hair, she thought she'd dye. Saturday 28 November
2. Bakers trade bread recipes on a Please look out for the posters in due course.
knead to know basis. Detailed information will appear in the weekly
church newsletters nearer the time.
3. The roundest knight at King Arthur's
round table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi. KATS KOOL KIDS
We are hoping to start Kats Kool Kids
4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated again in the Autumn in a new format on
from algebra class because it was a Sunday afternoons.
weapon of math disruption.
Please look out for further information in
5. No matter how much you push the the weekly church newsletters for final
envelope, it'll still be stationery. details.
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Ickleford Baby and Toddler Group
Ickleford Baby and Toddler Group meets at the Ickleford Sports & Recreation Club. It is
a chance for parents from Ickleford and surrounding areas to meet and chat to other
parents, in a friendly and relaxing environment, while their children play with the many toys.
Wednesdays 10.00am to 11.30am
Contact Julie on 01462 647 997
Children welcome from birth to pre-school age
There is a small charge of £1.00
to cover the cost of refreshments
and new toys for the group
Ickleford Baby and Toddler Group, Ickleford Sports and Recreational Club, Chambers Lane, SG5 3XX
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A Man's World (1) UPDATE ON
KEEPING OUR CHURCH LOCKED
It's terribly one-sided
In this family of mine We are so sorry that we are going to have to keep
With three great strapping menfolk St Katharine’s locked during the day, possibly for
To try to keep in line … the duration of the school holidays.
I don't know how they do it
But they seem to get their way
And hardly ever listen
to anything I say!
And when it's sport they're watching
On the jolly old TV
They never think there might be
Something else I'd like to see.
Of all the programmes on it
They love cricket most of all
(I simply cannot fathom
All this fuss about a ball). Sadly we have discovered things are missing and the
sound system has been broken into and used, upsetting the
They mutter things like “googlies” level of sound for the microphones and the CD system.
And strain to read the score,
They never even notice We have spoken with our neighbourhood watch officers
When I've gone and slammed the door. and they are aware of the situation and we have said we
will let them know when we re-open the Church in the
If I keep them fed and watered daytime, which will be after the sound system has been
They are quietly content made more secure. They will then make a point of
I live in hope they'll wait on me patrolling the area more often.
(Oh what a rare event!)
Estimates are being received for a secure locking for the
But sometimes in the bathroom case of the sound system and we hope we will soon be
If they hear me scream and shout able to reopen the church during the day time.
It's good to have three chaps around
When spiders are about … The PCC have also agreed that we should paint all
valuables with ‘Smart Water’, a substance which can be
Or if I've done the shopping easily traced if we should lose anything of value. The
And it's all a bit too much sound system will also get this treatment.
I smile and sweetly tell them:
“That lot needs a strong man's touch”.
So if I'm really honest -
Though at times it drives me mad –
I've come to the conclusion
Being outnumbered's .. not so bad.
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CREATING WINTER INTEREST IN YOUR GARDEN
Gardens are outdoor spaces that should look good all year round It's easy to achieve a colourful display in summer but as autumn approaches
our gardens often get overlooked and appear dreary. As the days get shorter
we don't spend as much time outside but that shouldn't stop us from wanting an
exciting view from our window.
You can add extra colour into your garden easily by using plants that have good
autumn foliage or bear brightly coloured berries. Plants such as Pyracanthas
and Cotoneasters provide good evergreen cover and the blackbirds will feast
on them. Fruiting crab apple trees also make attractive additions to the smaller
garden for their fruit as well. In the spring they produce beautiful blossom that
turns to a mass of yellow or orange fruits that persist long after the leaves have
I love Dogwoods for their ornamental stems that come in a range of colours
from yellow to red to purple. My favourite is Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' which
has attractive grey green leaves with a white margin in spring and summer and
vivid red stems in the winter after the leaves have dropped.
Flowering shrubs add another dimension to our gardens in winter providing
structure, colour and scent at a time when most other plants become dormant.
Choose deciduous Viburnum Bodnantense for its pink flowers that appear from
November to March or evergreen Sarcococcas that have tiny highly scented
flowers from December to March.
No winter garden would be quite complete without the addition of Hellebores.
They are perfect plants for providing ground cover under trees with their dark
green leathery leaves and beautiful pendant flowers. Take your pick from white
to pink to stunning dark purple varieties that flower from February through to
Gardening doesn't need to stop once the lawnmower gets put away for the
winter, in fact many plants, especially trees and shrubs prefer to be planted at
this time of year. From November to the end of February you can buy plants
that are bare-rooted or root-wrapped. These are much cheaper than their
container-grown counterparts. This means you can save money or buy bigger.
Whether you have a small courtyard garden, a newly built house with a rubble
garden or a large garden that needs a bigger personality, I can create
something that will inspire you.
If you'd like me to help you add some winter interest to your garden call
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THANK YOU EVERYONE
We have completed our fourth set of ‘100’ mobile phones!!
and have received another cheque for £300
and will soon receive another £100 Argos voucher
But please keep looking for more old mobiles
‘ as we are already a little way
towards our fifth set of ‘100’ mobile phones!
Bring your old mobiles to Ickleford Stores. Nick & Jean have very generously agreed to
continue to accept your mobiles for us over the shop counter.
Every new mobile means another old mobile to be recycled via the village shop!
DO YOU HAVE AN OLD MOBILE PHONE?
it doesn't matter if they are: OLD * DO NOT WORK * HAVE CRACKED SCREENS
We will receive £3 for every one PLUS an extra £100 of vouchers for every 100 mobiles collected.
all proceeds will go to the St Katharine's Restoration & New Building Fund
All the mobiles will be recycled for use in 3rd world countries.
A husband and wife were shopping in Tesco's when the man picked up a crate of beer and put it
in the trolley. “What do you think you are doing?” asked the wife. “They're on offer. Only £10 for
twelve cans,” explained the husband. “Put them back. We can't afford it,” insisted the wife.
They continued shopping and, a few aisles later, the wife picked up a £20 jar of face cream and
put it in the trolley. “What do you think you're doing?” asked the man indignantly. “It's my
regular face cream. It makes me look beautiful,” she replied.
Her husband thought for a moment then said, “So do twelve cans of beer and they're only half
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A bit of a challenge...
On September 22nd I fly out to Tanzania and on Friday 25th I begin a personal challenge to climb Mount
Kilimanjaro. The route I am following will take five days to climb up and two days to come back down.
Mount Kilimanjaro at 5895m/19,340ft high is the highest free standing mountain in the world.
One of the main reasons for doing this is to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital
(GOSH). I believe that GOSH as an organisation and everyone involved in its operation, management,
support and fundraising are absolutely fantastic. Not only is the medical care world class but the support
and care given to parents, often during distressing and extended timescales, is something special too.
My son Jamie had surgery at GOSH when he was only eight months old and even though the operation
went perfectly the act of taking Jamie down into the operating theatre and holding him while he was
anaesthetised has to be the worst experience of my life. I don't have the words to describe that feeling.
However, this is where the doctors and nurses stepped in as they must know what parents feel like in that
situation and from that moment until we walked out of the hospital three days later I think there was as
much care and support went into looking after me and my wife Michelle as there was expended on Jamie.
As a result I've always wanted to give something back to GOSH and
this is my way of doing it now. I'll do everything I can to complete
my challenge and climb Kilimanjaro.
Please help me to help GOSH to meet theirs.
Visit my fundraising page at
to read more and sponsor me if you can.
Alternatively please call me on 01462 431272
SAMARITAN’S PURSE SHOE BOX APPEAL 2009
What is Operation Whilst the ‘credit crunch’ is
affecting us all, we hope you are
Christmas Child? able to give the same wonderful
support as in previous years.
Operation Christmas Child is the world’s
Remember the children are still
largest Christmas project - devoted to
there - many have never received
spreading love, joy and smiles to children in
a present before. Let us all try to
parts of the world who really need them.
bring a small light to their lives
once more. So please never
In the UK alone last year over 1.2 million
doubt that your shoeboxes are
shoeboxes packed full of gifts and goodies
very much appreciated and bring
were wrapped, packed and sent to children in
real joy to the children who
disadvantaged situations by children and
receive them. The people who
adults in the UK.
drive the vans over to deliver
these boxes say to see the joy on
But what Operation Christmas Child boils
the faces of the children is a very
down to is one gift, from one individual to
humbling and moving
So this Christmas, share in the power of a Leaflets will be available in
simple gift - reminding a child in need that God Church during September and
loves them and that they have not been October.
forgotten. Please take one and help put a
Two little sisters smile on the face of a child.
Pella, six and Shulan,
four are sisters - they Shirley Williams
live in a refugee camp Tel: 01462 624925
in Kosova. Their
family live on just 65
Euros a month.
Their faces are
covered in smiles as
they open their
from St Katharine’s, Ickleford & beyond
In 2000 you gave 93 boxes
In 2001 you gave 122 boxes
In 2002 you gave 183 boxes
In 2003 you gave 224 boxes
In 2004 you gave 247 boxes
In 2005 you gave 272 boxes
In 2006 you gave 268 boxes
In 2007 you gave 256 boxes
In 2008 you gave 294 boxes
Total over 9 years: 1,959 boxes
Thank you to you all for this fantastic response.
SAINT KATHARINE'S CHURCH BUILDING APPEAL
I should like to make a donation of £…………….. to Saint Katharine's Church Building Appeal and enclose cash / my
cheque made payable to Ickleford Parochial Church Council for this sum;
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the Bankers Order form below.
Full Name …………………………………………………………………………………….
I want the Church to reclaim tax on my donation(s) to the Saint Katharine's Church Building Appeal. I note that I
must have paid an amount of tax that at least equals the tax deducted from this (these) donation(s).
To the Manager…………………………………………………………….(name of bank)
Please pay to the account of Ickleford Parochial Church Council
at Barclays Bank, Hitchin Branch, The North Herts Group
5/6 High Street, Hitchin Herts SG5 1BJ
Sort Code: 20-41-12 Account Number: 20518778
the sum of £………….. (……………………………………………………..words)
commencing on the………….day of ………………..20…. and a like sum every month/year for ……..years or
until further notice (please delete as appropriate)
and debit my account with each payment made.
Account Name………………………………………Account Number……………………..
Please return this form when completed to Michael Holford,
Icknield House, Westmill Lane, Ickleford, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3RN
PLEASE BE AWARE!
We have been advised that some children are walking round the village
with some of our collecting boxes and postcards – knocking on doors and
attempting to collect money in the name of the church.
St Katharine’s Church never goes from door to door asking for donations
for the upkeep or restoration of the Church.
In particular, no children are ever allowed to use collecting boxes in the
Church’s name – for such a purpose or for any other charitable cause.
Restoration & New Building Update
Necessary works on the fabric of St Katharine’s have been
completed at a total cost of £130,000 and thanks to much
generosity by many and much hard work also by many, this has
been fully paid for.
This means that the historic structure of our church has been
safeguarded once again for the foreseeable future.
We continue to raise funds in preparation for the time when we
can hopefully add more space and much needed facilities to
£44,000 St Katharine’s.
To date, between us all, we have reached a tremendous running
RAISED TO DATE total of £44,000.
St Katharine’s Singers Are you a lexophile?
Do you enjoy singing? 1. Local Area Network in Australia:
The LAN down under.
Would you like to join a friendly choir to sing at
some church services? 2. A calendar's days are numbered.
The St Katharine Singers are looking for new 3. A lot of money is tainted:
members, especially men but also women. 'Taint yours, and 'taint mine.
We practise for an hour each Monday evening 4. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
and sing in Ickleford church once or twice a
month on average. 5. He had a photographic memory which
was never developed.
Enthusiasm and interest are more important
than previous experience! 6. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
If you're interested, please ring 7. The short fortune teller who escaped
from prison: a small medium at large.
Clifford Rowe on 01462 433102
8. If you jump off a Paris bridge,
you are in Seine.
Book of Remembrance
A few years ago a
Book of Remembrance was given so
that the names of departed ones may If you would like
be inscribed. the name of your loved one(s)
to be included,
The book is encased please add the details requested
and stands in the Church. against the relevant date
The pages are turned and the departed on the form at
are remembered in the prayers of the the back of the Church,
services at the time of their anniversary.
Message from the Safer Neighbourhoods
Due to a reshuffle at Hitchin Police Station, all the PCSOs are being allocated to new areas as from
1st September 2009. Therefore PCSO Nikki Lane (formerly Williams) and PCSO Sarah Jeffery will no
longer be covering Ickleford. PCSO Heather Burrows will be replacing Nikki and PCSO Pam Hope will
be replacing Sarah.
Nikki says “I would like to thank you all for your help over the last 5 years, and wish both you and PCSO
Burrows good luck in the future” and Sarah says “I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for
their support as this was my first posting as a PCSO, everyone made me feel very welcome. I have
really enjoyed the past 10 months and will miss many of the villagers”.
PC Katie Hull 1375
Monthly Police Surgeries
VR Jennings, Ickleford 01707 354192
1.30pm - 2.30 pm
PCSO Heather Burrows 1375
The next 3 dates are:-
Thursday 10th September
Thursday 22nd October PCSO Pam Hope 6659
Tuesday 3rd November 07796 527891
Useful telephone numbers
999 For all emergencies
0845 33 00 222 Non-emergency number.
01438 757604 Safer Neighbourhoods Team
M. R. T After a very busy summer (despite the
Interior & Exterior weather) we are now looking forward to the
Specialist Decorator last quarter of the year with our Harvest
& Supper and Birthday/Christmas Party high
Property Maintenance on the agenda, along with our regular Book,
No Job Too Small Craft & Walking Groups! We also have a
visit to the House of Commons planned for
Plumbing, Tiling, Coving, Guttering, Fascias, October - we hope to see some M.P.`s in
Fencing, Door Fitting, Laminated Flooring attendance!
& Wall Papering
Insurance Work Undertaken We have an excellent programme planned
for next year and although we have been
Mark Talbot delighted to welcome 9 new members this
T: 01582 717635 M: 07843 092734 year so far, we still have room for more and
it would be nice to see more Ickleford
Ladies join us.
We meet in the Village Hall on the 3rd
Maths Tuition Thursday each month starting at 7.30pm.
Friendly, experienced maths tutor There are notices on the Village Boards
based in Ickleford each month so "Why not give us a try"!
Individually focused help for children of all ages For further information contact:
and abilities, and preparation for SATs and
10 GCSE exams. Wendy Crowe (President) 454310
Home Office CRB disclosure
9 and parent references
50% Please phone Sally for a chat
4*7 = ? about your requirements “WHAT’S COOKING”
if a<12 and b>15
£10.00 - £5.76 =
¾ x ½ =
email@example.com Our New Recipe Book
Many, many thanks to Kathy
Goldie for collating all the various
recipes received and making our new
recipe book available for sale at the Open
Paul Reid Gardens.
It has been very well received and many a
Chiropodist good comment has been made.
Local Surgery & The recipe book will be on sale again at
Home Visits our Christmas Fayre.
Tel: 01462 456031
Mobile: 07748 225951 “What’s Cooking”
13 Bearton Green, will make an excellent present!
SG5 1UN But if anyone can’t wait and would like to
purchase one (or more) now
then please contact Kathy on
The Kids will like this one
A piece of string walks into a bar with a few friends and orders a beer. The barman
says, “I'm sorry but we don't serve bits of string here.” The piece of string tries
exactly the same thing a few moments later but the barman just looks exasperated
and gives the same reply. The string returns to his table, downcast.
Then he gets a great idea. He ties himself into a loop, messes up the top of his hair,
walks back to the bar and orders a beer. The barman peers at him and says,
“Hey! Aren't you that piece of string?” The string replies, “Nope. Frayed knot!”
SOUTHERN RURAL AREA COMMITTEE
COMMUNITY OPEN PUBLIC FORUM
THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2009
Come along and meet
your local North Herts District Councillors in an
informal and relaxed setting to talk about
community issues such as environment, planning
and financial support to local groups.
It is your views that count.
Venue: Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane,
Knebworth, SG3 6PD
Time: 6.45pm to 7.30pm (Refreshments will be
served from 6.30pm).
Should you require any further information please
contact Garry Gover - Southern Rural Community
Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01462 474674, or your District Councillor.
St Catherine (Katharine) of Alexandria
St. Catherine is one of those saints of whom we know nothing for certain, though a number of stories
and legends have grown up around her name.
The story is that she was a native of Alexandria, young, beautiful, very rich and very learned, and
attracted the admiration of the Emperor Maximian. When she refused his advances he confronted
her with an assembly of the most learned heathen philosophers, in order to overcome her scruples.
She vindicated the truths of Christianity, and defeated them completely in argument; so Maximian,
in a rage, ordered her to be broken on a wheel studded with spikes. She survived this torture and
was then scourged and beheaded. Her body was said to have been taken by angels and buried on
She was for centuries the most popular saint in the calendar. Her fame was brought to England by
the Crusaders, and she was as much venerated in England as on the Continent. Her festival
became a popular holiday, and no less than eighty churches were dedicated in her honour, in this
country, besides many chapels and wayside shrines.
The Parish Church
St Katharine’s, Ickleford
The Church which is dedicated to St Katharine of Alexandria, is situated on rising ground in the
centre of the village at the junction of Arlesey Road and Turnpike Lane. It lies back from the main
road, screened by trees of yew and cedar, and is approached either by the double lych gate beside
the Old George Inn or the small lych gate at the corner of the Upper Green.
The square tower, with stone quoins and heavy buttresses, was built in the 13th century. The walls
consist of stone, flint and cobble, with plaster rendering which was added mostly, if not entirely, in the
10th century. A major restoration was undertaken in 1991.
The Church walls were constructed with very thick blocks of stone which were later covered with
plaster. On the north wall is the blocked 12th century doorway which, though decayed and repaired
with cement, has a well preserved chevron or zig-zag moulding. Also on the north side is the
Priest’s Door with direct access from the site of the former Rectory to the Vestry and Chancel.
During restoration work in 2007, pargetting depicting the instruments of Christ’s torture and
crucifixion was exposed on the gable end of the east wall. It was decided to leave this uncovered
and so can be seen above the apex of the East Window.
On the east wall are three gargoyles. The common belief in the Middle Ages was that dragons and
demons always infested the Church. Carved forms of these were used for gargoyles so that they
were thus serving to protect the Church they wished to destroy.
to be continued
www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/sg5 ICKLEFORD VILLAGE HALL
This is a community website, covering the
whole country and is free to use!
SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2009
Open the website with your postcode at the
end and it comes up with events taking place
in your area. Go on line and try it! AN UNMISSABLE EVENT
Emma Sangster, who is helping to run the
site, is looking for any groups, societies etc A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A
who would like to advertise their events on HILARIOUS ONE MAN COMEDY AND MAGIC
the website. SHOW WITH WORLD TRAVELLED
contact Emma by email at PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINER
email@example.com IAN KEABLE
Show starts 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) -
01462 456434 Bar available
www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/sg4 Tickets £7.50 each (age restricted 12+)
AND FOR THE FAMILY
REMINDER there's a specific one hour magic show in
to all the afternoon 4-5 pm
6 Form, College and University (soft drinks & refreshments only)
Students Tickets £3 each or £10 for a group of four
Have you applied for your
RAND'S EDUCATION Tickets from Sue - tel: 624 926
GRANT? or the Village Shop.
If not – it's not too late.
funds raised towards
For an application form please contact
Brian Frederick on 01767 600881 or kitchen refurbishment
Always had an interest in acting OLD GEORGE INN
but never acted on it??? Arlesey Road, Ickleford
Come to the 629538
Ickle Drama Club Pub Food served
Ickleford Village Hall all day (Mon to Sat) until 8.30pm
Whatever your age – under 5’s to over 80’s Sunday Specials - 12noon to 4.00pm
- there is a drama class for you!
Beer Garden Patio Area
Call Valerie 01462 422691 All occasions catered for
to find out the times of your class!
Pool Darts Music Bands
Open Gardens 28th June Soup Lunches
For a few years now, villagers have enjoyed
A big thank you to all those who contributed in delicious soups in delightful surroundings and
any way, shape or form to this year's Open Garden with congenial company on a regular monthly
The weather was kind to us, the gardens looked The lunches are well looked forward to but, like so
beautiful and the 'Photographic & Memories of many other things that seem to ‘just happen’ in our
old Ickleford' display in Church, brought back village, they require a lot of preparation and
lots of memories for many people. planning.
A grand total of over £2600 was made for So, many thanks to Linda and Fiona for offering
St. Katharine's Church with a donation going to us the chance to to enjoy this hospitality. Thank
Mencap for providing us with their mini-bus and you both, together with any others who have
driver for the day. contributed soups or other help.
Our Soup Lunches
have, to date,
Treasure Hunt raised
12th July over
All who took part have said how Charities
much they enjoyed this event. and
They included Mums with tot in prams, St Katharine’s.
teenagers, and a few more mature adults! We
even had some visitors from Weston which was a and whilst we are talking about food!
challenge for them not living in the village.
“I'll have fish and chips twice,” said Murphy.
The weather was perfect which helped make the “Very well,” said the shopkeeper. “The fish
occasion very pleasant. won't be long.”
“Then they'd better be fat”, said Murphy.
The winner was Imogen Canell (with help from
“I'll have a pair of kippers,” said Murphy to the
Many thanks to all who participated to make this a fishmonger.
pleasurable event. “I'm sorry, we haven't got a pair left,” he said.
“That's all right,” said Murphy, “give me two
odd ones, she won't know the difference!”
• Handmade to measure Curtains / Blinds & so - on Noreen Davey
• Room Planning
• Colour Co-ordination
• Lots of up-to-date Fabrics
• Customised Furnishings Professional Interior Designer
• Design Service & Complementary Solutions
• Wedding Vouchers t: 01462 438357
• Competitive Prices m: 07877 186882
• Property Presentation (Dress to Sell) e: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Full Upholstery Service (Traditional & Modern) w: www.designs-ofdistinction.com
Testimonials available: Austin Funeral Services & R.A.K. Builders
Ickleford Cricket Club
THE VILLAGE Secretary: Roy Izzard, 2 Bedford Road, Ickleford, Herts. SG5 3XH
Telephone: 01462 433171 (home); 01462 454545 (work);
Mobile: 07803 202498; e-mail:email@example.com
Ickleford are having a very successful season. The first team are in a comfortable mid table
position in division 3 of the Saracens league. There have been some good victories with unlucky
defeats against some of the top teams. The second team seem well set for a 3rd successive
promotion as they are 3rd in division 8 with a big lead over the teams below them. The third team
are also in with a fighting chance of promotion as they are currently 5th in division 13 with 4 teams
due to go up and we are only just behind the team in 4th place.
Therefore all the Saturday sides can feel well pleased with their performances while on Sunday the
first team are just below halfway in the North Herts league. It is pleasing to report that due to good
availability a second team has played half a dozen Sunday games – the first time this has happened
for many years.
The very talented under 14 colts team had an excellent season and they have provided a good
number of players for the Saturday 3rd team and Sunday 2nd team.
The Ickleford wicket has again played excellently well and is now widely regarded as among the
best in the area and Moe Welch continues to do a wonderful job as groundsman.
It is very pleasing to see Geoff Robinson out of hospital and back watching games again. He has
had a very rough time and it is good to see him looking so much better.
For anyone who is too fond of housework!
Dust if you must but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes and the wind in your hair Dust if you must but bear in mind
And a flutter of snow or a shower of rain. Old age will come and it is not kind
This day will not come round again. And when you go – as go you must
You, yourself will turn to dust.
C JONES the
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Domestic & Commercial
Interior & Exterior
Painting & Decorating
The Cricketers Golf Society
Plastering & Skimming all welcome
General Refurbishments enjoy the warmth of
our open fire
Fully Insured and our welcome
Email: Info@cjmaintenance.co.uk Excellent Real Ales
Bed & Breakfast Available
Tel: 01462 811554 Mob: 07880 703193
107 Arlesey Road, Ickleford 01462 422766
How not to overheat in Summer
When sizzling hot weather is forecast, how can you store that early morning cool? Try these tips:
Move into the shade
Use blinds (or sheets) on south facing windows to reflect the sun
Draw south facing curtains to keep the sun's heat out and cooler air in
? loft and cavity walls to slow the passage of heat from outside
Make less heat
Check the hot water tank is insulated. If not, it will leak heat into the room.
? appliances you're not using (even adaptors generate heat)
Reschedule physical work, avoid direct sunlight and drink cold water
Open windows on opposite sides of the house, but only if this creates a cooling through-draft
and is not a security risk.
Use a rotating desk fan. Portable air conditioners use up to 100 times more energy.
If you need to insulate,
call Cocoon on 0800 8048 777
This comparison service is
Energy Saving Trust approved
and can help over 70’s
to get the work done free.
The cool box principle:
If your house starts off cool inside,
insulation can help it stay that way.
EXERCISE & PILATES IN ICKLEFORD VILLAGE HALL
Mondays 2 - 3.15 p.m. PILATES
Mondays 7.45 - 9.00 p.m. PILATES
Fridays 9.30 – 10.30 OVER 50s and SENIORS FITNESS
please phone or e-mail to check availability
Telephone: 01462 732769 Mobile: 07738 277788
Register of Exercise Professionals
Activities and Opportunities
offered from St. Katharine's to the community.
SUNDAYS Three Services to choose from
8.00am EUCHARIST (the word Eucharist means Thanksgiving)
9.30am FAMILY SUNG EUCHARIST, generally the first Sunday in the month.
9.30am SUNG EUCHARIST (with time for children to take part in a suitable
learning activity in the sound proofed room) on the other Sundays.
Coffee is served on the fourth Sunday of the month after the service.
6.00pm EVENSONG at St. Katharine's on the other Sundays in the month.
MONDAYS 2.30pm – 3.30pm MUMS AND TOTS. A time for young Mothers/Fathers,
churchgoers or non churchgoers, to meet in St. Katharine's, bringing their small
children for a sociable hour.
4.45pm – 5.45pm CHOIR. Currently we have fifteen children in the choir aged 7 to
16. Choir practices tend to be fun with the occasional piece of hard work – and the
results are quite amazing because children nowadays are so musically talented. The
results of these talents can be heard on Sunday mornings.
There is only one strict rule and that is that no child may be unkind to another child in
8.00pm ST. KATHARINE'S SINGERS. A time for musically inclined friends to
meet and rehearse anthems and carols and generally enjoy singing in a group. The
'Singers' please us on Festivals, which would not be the same without them, and at
other times when they have rehearsed suitable anthems – and also of course at
Christmas at the 'Carols by Candlelight' and before Midnight Mass.
THURSDAYS 9.10am. On Thursday morning we have a said Eucharist which provides about 30
minutes of time for quiet prayer and reflection as well as a celebration of Holy
Communion. All are very welcome to attend.
FRIDAYS SOCIABLE SOUP LUNCHES 12 noon – 1.30pm held in the Church on the last
Friday of the month. This has proved to be a time when newcomers to our village
have discovered the Church and have been made to feel welcome, as well as
regular friends who enjoy a really good soup, roll, drink and a chat.
Activities and Opportunities
offered from St. Katharine's to the community.
REGULAR COMMITMENTS BYCHURCHGOERS AND NON CHURCHGOERS
Every week the brass in the Church is polished, the Church is tided and cleaned and beautiful
arrangements of flowers appear. One could say, 'as if by magic'! However, how wrong one would be
because we have extremely dedicated and generous friends who work to rotas on the upkeep of the
interior. The churchyard is mown and the paths are swept and the gutters cleared of pine needles – again
by people who are willing to give of their time and energies. If you feel you would like to join in, in any
way, with the activities on offer, please feel free to do so. If you don't know who to approach, please ask
Reverend Margaret: Telephone 01462 432794
Did you know that there is a weekly Newsletter in St. Katharine's
which you are welcome to take, giving information of Services and Events?
Did you know that there are beautiful cards and sometimes crafts for sale after the Service
on the 4th Sunday in the month all at very reasonable prices?
Did you know that we are the only Church in Hertfordshire
which has bells that are unable to be rung?
Brunches are planned for a
on a monthly basis
Please see weekly church newsletters for final details
Monthly Soup Lunch 12 – 1.30pm
Lunch dates for your diaries are
Friday 25 September in Church
Friday 30 October in Church
Friday 27 November in Church
We look forward to greeting all our
regulars and to welcoming
new faces as well!
Cards etc will also be on sale in aid of the
St Katharine’s Building and Restoration Fund
Jean and Georgina would like to welcome everyone to Pixies in Ickleford
Flowers and Gifts for every occasion!
From Bouquets to Wedding and Funeral arrangements.
We also supply Marquees, furniture, catering equipment and bars for all celebratory events!
Tel: 01462 437751
Ickleford Parish Council website
Mrs Katrina Henshaw 624885 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Philip Crowe (Chairman) 454310 email@example.com
Cllr Miles Maxwell (Vice Chairman) 434538 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr James Carlyle 712454 email@example.com
Cllr David Chapallaz 452475 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Kathy Goldie 434779 email@example.com
Cllr Glenys Palmer 454571 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Tim Stephenson 420297 email@example.com
Cllr Colin Thurstance 451059 firstname.lastname@example.org
North Herts District Councillor
Cllr Patricia Gibbs 711962 email@example.com
Cllr Nigel Brook 450223 firstname.lastname@example.org
A man with a gun went into a bank and A young boy was excited that he had got a part in
demanded all the money. Once he had the cash, his school play after auditioning.
he turned to a customer and growled, “Did you
see me rob this bank?” The man replied, “Yes, I His father was very proud of him and asked,
certainly did.” Whereupon, the robber shot him “What part did you get?” The lad replied, “I got
dead. the part of a man who’s been married for twenty
He then turned to a couple standing nearby.
“Did you see me rob this bank?” he asked the His father congratulated him and said, “That’s
man. The man replied, “Oh no! I didn't notice a good son. Maybe next time you will get a
thing but my wife did.” speaking part.”
is a public nuisance
Do YOU know of any in the village?
If you see the offence and the offenders, record the details and dial 01462 474373
(NHDC Licensing and Enforcement team). This will be dealt with in the strictest
LET'S ALL HELP TO KEEP THE VILLAGE CLEAN AND TIDY
The Parish Church
of St Katharine's
Priest in Charge Canon John Payne Cook Tel 712230
The Vicarage, Pirton SG5 3QE
Clergy Revd. Margaret Holford Tel 432794
Icknield House, Ickleford SG5 3RN
For initial enquiries regarding the arranging of baptisms, weddings etc. please contact Reverend
Margaret Holford in the first instance as she holds the main Parish Diary for St Katharine's
Church Wardens John Thompson Tel 625017
Anna Carter Tel 629889
P.C.C. Secretary Mrs Nicky Carlyle Tel 712454
Sundays please note:
8.00 am Eucharist (said) our Family Service Sundays continue to
9.30 am Sung Eucharist be held on the first Sunday of the month
6.00 pm Evening Prayer
9.10 am Eucharist (said) followed by Home Communions
Church Organisations Other Contacts
Mums & Tots Mondays 2.30-3.30pm Village School
Contact: Revd. M Holford Tel 432794 Mrs P Salmon Tel 459150
Village Hall Letting Secretary
Mrs Sue Firm Tel 456635
Choir Practice Mondays 4.45pm Parish Council Clerk
Contact: Revd. M Holford Tel 432794 Mrs K Henshaw Tel 624885
F.O.G. (4's to 8's) During Church Service Ickle Drama Club
Contact: Mrs M Hopper Tel 453974 Miss V Smith Tel 422691
St Katharine's Singers Police
Practice Monday 8pm Non-emergency 24 hr number
Contact: Mr C Rowe Tel 433102 0845 33 00 222
St Katharine's Wheel Safer neighbourhoods Team
Mr B Concannon Tel 01204 852806 Tel 01438 757604
Open Gardens 2010 PC Katie Hull Tel 01707 354192
Mrs A Carter Tel 629889 PCSO Pam Hope Tel 07796 527891
The Comet – 'Town & Around’ PCSO Heather Burrows
Mrs J Coles Tel 625047 Tel 07847 364955
DISCLAIMER: Neither the Editor nor the Church PCC has the resources to verify the quality or bonafides of any services
referred to in the Wheel, which are brought to the notice of readers in good faith but without responsibility.