Church Services

The latest details are that we will continue to Zoom a Service from West Bergholt this Sunday as the information form the Government only came out at 6.08 this evening, and we still haven’t had the information from the Church of England.

With more information, and time to update our technology skills, we hope to have a service from each parish on Sunday 12th, with at least one service, each Sunday, on Zoom.

COVID-19 Crisis and the Vulnerable

The Boxted Community Hub is doing great work in putting together a relief strategy for the most vulnerable in Boxted in these difficult times.In order for them to start making up care packages, Bonny and Heidi would be very grateful for donations of non-perishable items of food( rice, pasta, tins, flour etc) as well as any spare loo roll! The elderly are finding it nearly impossible right now to buy anything themselves, and it will be even worse if the over 70’s are made to stay permanently indoors.

Please check out their Facebook page for more information, and then SHARE it!

Coronavirus update

Village News – Coronavirus update

in Boxted and Langham

In these difficult times, you’ll be pleased to hear that the community is pulling together to help each other out. Here are some links that may help you in the days/weeks/months ahead.

  • Boxted Parish Council has launched a new website which will give you up to date information about resources around the village. The main site address is:
  • Claire Arculus is collecting the details of people who are able to volunteer in Boxted and Langham with deliveries etc. Please message Claire, via facebook messenger or on 07752 201441, with your name, address, phone, email and note of what you can help with.
  • Please also note that Boxted Community Hub is providing a take away and meals on wheels service. Contact 01206 272129 (daytime); 07488 345019 (evenings)
  • A leaflet has been put together by the Langham village shop which will be distributed to each household in both Langham and Boxted offering food order and delivery service for items from the village shop.
  • The volunteer list compiled by Langham Community Shop is for those helping with the shop only – either packing items in shop for deliveries or delivering the food/shop items to doorsteps. If you feel you can volunteer at the community shop, please get in touch: 01206 272431 or email:
  • Much of the information is now internet based so if you have a neighbour who doesn’t have internet access, please try to keep them up to date (at a distance of two metres of course!).

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4th July 2020

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham

Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

If you wish to have an item included in this newsletter, please email us at by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone.

The next Boxted Parish Council meeting is scheduled for 8 July via Zoom.

Download the agenda here:

Download the Minutes of Boxted Parish Council virtual meeting held on 13th May 2020 here

Erin’s glad to be playing footie again

Under 11s team player Erin (pictured third from left in the top row below) was so pleased to be playing football again, she sent a thank you letter to the Parish Council.

She writes:

Dear Mrs Damen and Boxted Parish Council

I am writing to you to say thank you for letting us play our football again after we had to stop because of the coronavirus.

Although I have been able to play in the garden and in the park, I was not able to play with my friends. Now at last, I have finally been able to see my friends and play football with them.

When we arrived, we had to clean our hands and make sure that we kept two metres away from each other. Our coach James explained the rules and split us into two groups. It was the hottest day of the year so far so everyone was sweating!

It was even more fun than usual because James had planned to do some shooting and passing drills. We were not allowed to play a match or tackle each other. There was a new player called Isabel who was quite good as this is her first time playing. I really enjoyed being back at training as everyone has now got used to the new way of playing football.

When I got home, I was so hot I wanted to jump in the pool but instead I had a shower and a big drink.

Yours sincerely,


Download the latest school newsletter here.

Church services

Sunday 5th July (via Zoom)

The government and the Church of England have updated their advice and are allowing churches to meet together once certain criteria are met.

So far we know that:

  • Social distancing must be practised
  • Use hand sanitiser
  • Have a one way system for safe entry and exit
  • No singing is allowed
  • Communion Service will be possible with proper safeguards in place.

With this in mind plans are being put into place and it is hopeful we can meet from the 12th July but please do keep an eye on emails and websites for details nearer the time.


Should you require prayer please contact Revd Mandy Elmes via email

Sunday services are on theLangham and Boxted Church Website for all to view under Streamed Services. They will be uploaded on Sunday afternoons for as long as services are streamed.

Download the services booklet here

Daily Hope – a free phone line of hymns, reflections and prayers. Available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 has been set up for those unable to join in online church services during the period of restrictions.Click here for further details.

In brief …

Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.

Saturday 25th July, 5.30-7pm
British Legion Car Park
Straight Road

Calling/sms text message (07982 427483) is the only way to order and saves disappointment, Please text and allow up to 24 hrs for your reply.

Covid-19 symptom checker app

Download the app for iPhone here
Download the app for Android here

Coronavirus updates

You can get the latest information from GOV.UK straight to your mailbox. Sign up here:

Digital help at home

Remember that this service is still 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.

Useful links:

Boxted Parish Council
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion

Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
Boxted 10K
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Langham Village Website
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch

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