16th October 2021

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to the latest newsletter.

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


Tickets £6 in advance or £10 on the door. Book online at  https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boxtedevents/569062/


Church services

Sunday 17 October

St Peter’s Boxted

9.30 am Holy Communion
4 pm Teatime Family Service


Boxted History Group

Wednesday 20 October 7.30 pm
(for 8pm start)
Boxted Village Hall

“Looking after VIPs” a talk by Gary Egerton

followed by complimentary refreshments
Visitors always welcome £2



Operation Christmas Child

As in previous years, the parish of Langham with Boxted is partnering with Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organisation, Samaritan’s Purse, to make a difference in the lives of children. This Christmas project takes empty shoeboxes and turns them into tangible expressions of God’s love by filling them with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. These gifts will be delivered to children overseas this Christmas.

Langham Community Shop are now kindly selling flat packed pre printed shoeboxes for 50p.

From now until 22 November, different activities will be taking place to collect shoebox gifts to contribute to this year’s appeal. Last year, the local area fantastically collected and donated more than 220 gift-filled shoeboxes. This contributed to the £265,000 collected in the UK and over 9 million internationally! If you would like to find out more please contact Tim Clarke on 07792 060597 or email timclarkie03@gmail.com


Boxted Bridge: 125 years of service

What do all these have in common with Boxted Bridge? Alvis 12/60 Beetleback 1932, Alvis 12/70 1937, Sunbeam 29.9 saloon 1927, Riley Kestrel Saloon 1934, Alvis Speed 20 Sports Tourer 1933, AC Royal saloon 1927, MF TF 1952, Alvis Speed Tourer 1933, AC Royal Saloon 1927 and a Hudson Terraplane coupe 1935?

Watch the film to find out .

(With thanks to Paul Gallifant)


Diary dates and other items


Mobile library

Thursday 4 November 10.10am to 10.40am
Boxted Village Hall car park

For future mobile library dates go to  https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/mobile-library-service/boxted/boxted-village-hall/


Jack and the Boxted Beanstalk

Saturday 27 November
Boxted Village Hall

Buy tickets:
Buytickets.at/boxtedevents (for matinee performance)
Buytickets.at/boxtedevents (for evening performance)


The Art and Craft Club has restarted, meeting once a month on the third Wednesday of each month, 2-4pm at Boxted Village Hall. All welcome – come and join in!


The Zone for 6-11 year olds 5.30pm-7pm and the Edge for 12-18 year olds 7.30pm-9.00pm. Fortnightly during term time. Contact Dominic Sheil 01206 273324


St Peter’s Markets plants – raising funds for our local churches. Go to  https://stpetersmarketplace.org/


Digital help at home

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.


Useful links:

Boxted Parish Council
Boxted Parish Council on Facebook
Boxted Village Hall
Boxted Village Website
Boxted Neighbourhood Plan
Boxted Primary School
Boxted British Legion

Boxted WI on Facebook
Boxted WI on Twitter
Boxted Airfield Historical Group
Langham Community Centre
Langham Community Shop
Langham Village Website
Langham Parish Council
2nd Langham Scouts
Dedham Vale & Stour Valley ANOB
Essex County Council’s PROW Interactive map
Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch


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