27th December 2016

Don’t forget we have a village website packed with interesting information:

https://boxted.org.uk

Christmas Opening Hours:

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December: 9 am – 2 pm
Thursday 29 December: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday 30 December: 9 am – 11 pm
Saturday 31 December: 9 am – 5 pm.

Langham Community Shop

Christmas and New Year Opening Times:

Tuesday 27 December, 9.30 to 11.30 am;
Wednesday 28,Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 December:
8.30 am to 1.00 pm;
Sunday New Years Day and Monday 2 January, 9.30 to 11.30 am.

The shop seeks volunteers to help in many ways and is a fun and friendly place. Come in and speak to Jane, the manager, or call her on 01206 272431.


Church Services

Sunday 1 January

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted


Mobile Library

Tuesdays 3 and 17 January

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book, Essex Serpent, here

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19th December 2016

Mobile Library

Tuesdays 20 December and 3 January

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book ‘The Widow’ here:


History Group

Hits of the 50’s and 60’s – a musical journey by Ray Spiller.

Wednesday 21 December 7.30 for 8 pm in Boxted Village Hall.


Christmas Opening Hours:

Thursday 22 December: 8am – 8.30 pm
Friday 23 December: 8 am – 11 pm
Saturday 24 December: 9 am – 3 pm

closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 December: 9 am – 2 pm
Thursday 29 December: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday 30 December: 9 am – 11 pm
Saturday 31 December: 9 am – 5 pm.

At the British Legion on Friday 23 December from 3-6 pm. Father Christmas will be there plus magician, children’s games, music and a gift for everyone. Tickets £10 per person must book in advance. Contact the club or Barry to book 07941 724543

Christmas Church Services

Christmas Eve:

2.30 pm Crib Service at St Peter’s, Boxted

4 pm Christingle Service at St Mary’s, Langham

11 pm Midnight Mass at St Mary’s Langham

(In wet weather it is best for 4 wheel drive vehicles only to park on the western side of the car parking area at Langham Church due to slippage)

Christmas Morning:

9.30 am Christmas Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s, Boxted

“No one told ME to bring a gift
It’s alright for you two
with your gold and myrrh
but what am I going to give him?”
said Frank, incensed.

Brian Bilston

Langham Community Shop

Christmas and New Year Opening Times:

Saturday 24 December, 8.30 am to 1.00 pm;
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, 9.30 to 11.30 am;
Wednesday 28,Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 December:
8.30 am to 1.00 pm;
Sunday New Years Day and Monday 2 January, 9.30 to 11.30 am.

The shop seeks volunteers to help in many ways and is a fun and friendly place. Come in and speak to Jane, the manager, or call her on 01206 272431.



Public Footpath 37 in Langham

This joins public footpaths 29 and 35 in Boxted and makes for a circular walk from Boxted to Langham with opportunities for refreshments at Fillpots cafe, The Shepherd pub at Langham and Boxted Community Hub.

http://www.essexhighways.org/Getting-Around/Public-Rights-of-Way/PRoW-Map.aspx

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12th December 2016



Church Services

Sunday 18 December

8 am Said Eucharist at St Mary’s Langham

9.30 am Family service at St Mary’s, Langham

The story of Jesus’ birth by way of a tableau will take place at the 9.30 am service. Children and adults are invited to dress as Mary, Joseph, an angel or a shepherd and to be part of the tableau. There is no limit to the numbers of Marys, Josephs etc. so all are welcome to come dressed as they wish.

11 am service at Boxted Methodist Church


Mobile Library

Tuesdays 20 December and 3 January

Boxted Playing Field car park 10.55 – 11.30 am

Read a review of the book: Orphan X here:


History Group

Hits of the 50’s and 60’s – a musical journey by Ray Spiller.

Wednesday 21 December 7.30 for 8 pm in Boxted Village Hall.

At the British Legion on Friday 23 December from 3-6 pm. Father Christmas will be there plus magician, children’s games, music and a gift for everyone. Tickets £10 per person must book in advance. Contact the club or Barry to book 07941 724543



Operation Christmas Child: Shoebox Appeal 2016

Thanks go to organiser Claire Arculus and to everyone who contributed to this year’s collection of 127 filled shoeboxes. They are being transported by Keith and Shirley Groome to the Samaritan’s Purse depot at Sudbury, then on to Eastern Europe. Of the 127 boxes, 73 were offered through St Mary’s and St Peter’s Churches, 24 through Boxted St Peter’s School and 30 through Langham Primary School. Grateful thanks are also due to Keith and Shirley who are retiring after twenty years of collecting and transporting Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes.

A new telephone exchange box has been installed on the Boxted Straight Road near the crossroads of Chapel Road and Mill Road. This has further extended higher broadband speeds to parts of the village.


Avian Flu

Anyone who has chickens in their gardens are advised to keep them indoors for a month to stop them getting/spreading avian flu from wild birds.

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/garden-poultry-owners-urged-to-comply-with-bird-flu-precautions-1-7729817

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