Jennifer Britt

Jennifer Britt

Jennifer is a regular contributor to Chobham.Net and is also the webmaster of the St Lawrence & St Saviour Chobham Parish website.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 10:34

Change of bus operator for Chobham

The Chobham to Woking number 73 bus route is now being run by Abellio after the former operator Countryliner went into administration. Stagecoach is running the number 87 Chobham to Collingwood College service. Surrey County Council terminated all its contracts with Countryliner for bus services on October 10th.

Surrey County Council says school bus passes and season tickets purchased from Countryliner will be accepted by Abellio and operators of other former Countryliner routes until their expiry, without further charge.

Monday, 15 October 2012 07:08

Author TD Griggs has Chobham following

The Oxford-based author T.D.Griggs - Tim Griggs - has a new cluster of readers in Chobham.

Tim was the guest speaker at the Chobham Festival's first ChobLit literary lunch in September, speaking about his latest book, Distant Thunder, and a writer's life in general.

Chobham Festival took a final bow for another year with the Schools’ Prom at a packed St Lawrence Church.

But planning has started for next year, the 20th anniversary and one of the years in three when the music and other events are combined with a flower festival.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:14

Chobham's new vicar

The next Vicar of Chobham Chris Bessant takes up his appointment early in 2013. Chris and his wife Sophie will be starting their new life in Chobham in February with their three teenage children, Ben, Charlotte and Luke.

They are moving over from Great Bookham, where Chris is currently the curate at St Nicolas, but they had lived previously in Leatherhead, Cobham, Hampton Court and Kingston-upon-Thames.

 Before becoming a minister in 2009, Chris had worked for seventeen years as an IT specialist and project manager in the City of London, and various overseas locations.  Sophie is a children’s nurse based at Leatherhead Hospital.

 Chris is passionate about building discipleship, encouraging leadership, and church growth.  In recent years he has been busy as a school community governor at primary level.  “In many respects the Chobham situation is similar to Great Bookham, where there is a clear sense of community engagement and activity,” says Chris.  

Chris Bessant Having been happy and effective in Great Bookham, Chris and Sophie had a clear sense that God had been preparing them for a ministry such as Chobham.

 In their spare time they enjoy walking their two Boston Terriers, and where possible scuba diving.

Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:19

wet, wet, a glimpse sun, wet again

The Chobham High Street Diamond Jubilee Party.



James Osbourn and fellow organisers were out at 6am in the rain making final preparations for the Chobham High Street Diamond Jubilee Party. The weather could have been kinder but the wet didn't keep people away from the party and they were rewarded with a hint of sun and lengthy dry interludes.

Wonderful atmosphere, great music, good old Chobham. More pictures in the Gallery and on

The bunting's already up, setting the village centre a flutter with red, white and blue in readiness for Chobham's High Street Diamond Jubilee party, being organised by residents for residents and all free.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 23:56

Tesco provokes trolleyload of protest

More than 800 people have so far signed a petition objecting to a Chobham shop becoming a Tesco Express.

If Tesco does open, Chobham will have two supermarkets because the Coop is planning to open a store in Bagshot Road.

If you saw the crash at the junction of Station Road and Philpot Lane during the morning rush hour on Wednesday (June 13th) involving a car and a coach taking 27 children from Chobham to Woking High School in Horsell, Surrey Police want to hear from you.

Saturday, 05 May 2012 15:21

Farewell to the Vicar of Chobham

The Vicar of Chobham, Andrew Body, and his wife, Pippa, have moved from Chobham after 15 years in the village.

Andrew’s final Sunday at St Lawrence Church before his retirement was at the end of April when there was a joint service with Chobham's sister church, St Saviour, Valley End. It was an occasion full of emotion, followed by a farewell lunch for him and Pippa at a packed St Lawrence School Hall.

Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:51

Destination Windsor

Saturday May 19th and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations were taking to the skies over Chobham as the flypast of more than 70 aircraft, heading to the Military Muster at Windsor, tracked over the village and the common.

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