Diocese of Chelmsford Silver Jubilee

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.18


Church materials belonging to the donors Mother Joyce Chipperfield (nee Stephens). Booklet for the celebration of 25 years of the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914-1939. Joyce was born on 17th December 1920 and attended Castle school and during the 1920's was a choir member at St John's Church, Goresbrook Road Becontree, where she met her furure husband Robert Chipperfield, who's family had moved from Croyden early in the decade, to the new Becontree Estate. Joyce and R.A.F Sergeant Robert were married at St Margaret's Church on 22nd July 1944. They lived at 5 Castle Road with Joyce's parents, Alfred and Florence. Joyce was Church organist at St John's Church and regularly filled in at St Cedd and St Alban Churches, even after the couple moved in 1954. Joyce was Church organist at St Patrick's Church, Barking, for many years. Joyce and Bob moved to Southend-on-Sea in1979. Bob passed away in 2003, and Joyce currently resides in a care home in Thundersley.

Physical description

Church materials belonging to the donors Mother Joyce Chipperfield. Booklet for the celebration of 25 years of the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914-1939. Booklet is blue in colour and has black print on the front cover within a rolling scroll border, the back cover is plain. The front shows the Shield of the Diocese of Chelmsford, a sword and crook crossed on the shield with a Bishops Mitre above. The booklet contains 25 years of events in the Diocese.






Whole length: 240mm
Whole width: 138mm

Collection type



Typescript Printed Obverse: The Silver Jubilee of the/ Diocese of Chelmsford/ 1914-1939/Some thoughts and/ memories/compiled by/ Ven. Archdeacon P. M. Bayne/ Price sixpence: postage two-pence extra/ copies can be obtained from messrs. Tindall and Jarrod/ 57, New Street, Chelmsford/ or from the Secretary, The Church House, 199, Romford Road/ Forest Gate E7/ Chelmsford/ ?The Essex Weekly News ? Series, Ltd., 26, High Street.

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2010-01-29)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeEphemera