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A gathered service had started at Boxted once a month but is now on hold again due to the current restrictions – therefore we are back to a weekly service which is streamed by zoom from West Bergholt but is for all 3 parishes – this is at 10am. A recording of the service is available on the church website.
You may have noticed that you have not been receiving this newsletter on a weekly basis. We are moving to a newsletter that is published more sporadically, depending on what news there is to cover.
If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at email@example.com by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.
Stay safe and healthy..
If you’ve booked a holiday abroad and are lucky enough to be able to go given the current travelling restrictions, or if you’ve decided to have a ‘staycation’ this year, you might find Brian Bilston’s words a useful reminder that romance isn’t dead except, maybe, when it comes to remembering household chores!
In the departure lounge,
she drew him near,
then softly whispered in his ear,
not words of parting’s sweet, sweet sorrow,
but “don’t forget the bins tomorrow”.
Below: Classrooms are empty now. We won’t make any comments about skeleton staff!
If you’d like to read the latest newsletter published by St Peter’s CofE Primary School, click here to download .
Finally, there’s a message from Patsy Ann Maggs, a Boxted School Governor. She writes:
“Another consequence of the pandemic is that our two village primary schools are working extra hard to help children catch up on their learning. In particular, they would welcome some extra help to hear children read. Could you commit to visiting one of the schools for a couple of hours a week for a year starting in September? You would need a routine DBS check and the teachers would, of course, give you some guidelines. If you would like to help, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org ”
The money will help to support people with cancer and their families ensuring they receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
If you would like to donate/sponsor them and help them to achieve their goal they have a ‘just giving address’ : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rslssheil or post your donation through the door in an envelope with your name on it, 3 Aubreys Cottages, Church Street, Boxted, CO4 5SU.
We will put this in their fund for you. Thank you for your help and support for this very worthwhile and important charity.
9.30am Gathered Eucharist – St Peter’s Boxted
Please also note that for the time being the same procedures will remain in place regarding track and trace, hand sanitising, face coverings etc – any changes will be advised in due course.
A service is still being streamed on the first and third Sundays via zoom and please email email@example.com to request details of the zoom link.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details to book a place at any of the services and please remember a mask or face covering.
A recording of zoom services is available from Sunday afternoon at the following link:
Please email email@example.com if you require further details.
Crime Prevention Tactical Advisor
With the removal of most Covid19 restrictions and as we start to spread our wings a little don’t get complacent with your home security, unfortunately there are those that will take advantage of this newfound freedom to seek opportunities to commit crime.
Even if you are at home, home working or enjoying a ‘staycation’ still consider your home security for as it gets warmer, we get to see a rise in the number of “Creeper Burglaries” where burglars take advantage of open gates, windows and doors. An open or insecure garden gate will provide the thief with access to the back of your home. Before going out or turning in for the night don’t forget to check all doors and windows, someone may have closed it, but did they lock it?
A few tips for keeping your home secure:
For further crime prevention advice see:. www.essex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/ or www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/ensure-your-home-is-secure
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St Peter’s Markets plants – raising funds for our local churches. Go to https://stpetersmarketplace.org/
For all the latest information on opening times, services, special events and what’s for sale, visit https://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk/
To keep up to date with the timetable please visit the Mobile Library Service website
This service is available online. Michael Smith at Colchester Borough Council is still offering digital support via a remote service. See the Council’s webpage or, for further information.
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