19th August 2019

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham

Welcome to this week’s newsletter – giving you a reminder of some of the regular events taking place in Boxted and Langham. As Boxted Hub is closed from 19-27th August some regular events are not taking place during this period. However, the Boxted Airfield Museum is open on Sunday and there are plenty of events in the weeks ahead to fill your diaries with.

Thursday 22nd August
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

Social gathering.


Sunday 25th August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Boxted Airfield Museum open day

Home to 386 BG 354 FG 56FG 5TH ERS and RAF Museum covers history from 1941 to the 1960s. After the war local residents lived in Nissen huts due to shortage of housing in Colchester. In the 50s and 60s it was home to ATC flying gliders and a crop spraying business. Essex and Suffolk gliding club was formed at Boxted.

For more information on Boxted Airfield, visit http://www.boxted-airfield.com

Church Services

Sunday 25th August

Sung Eucharist – St Peter’s, Boxted 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dates for the diary …


Boxted Hub will be closed from 19 – 27 August.

The Art and Craft Club don’t meet again until September.

Boxted Evergreen Club
Boxted Village Hall 2.30pm

The schedule for Boxted Evergreens is listed below. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 5th September : Bring an item and tell a story
Thursday 19th September : ‘Town Cryer’ with Robert Needham

Boxted Carpet Bowls
Every Friday at 7pm
Fortnightly on Tuesday 2.30pm

Boxted Village Hall – Tuesday meeting on 27th August


Pop-up Cafe
Friday 30th August, 11.15am – 1.30pm
Langham Community Centre

Drop in for cakes, drinks and light lunches

Can you help to tidy up the church yard?

Saturday 31st August from 9.30am

Help is needed at St Mary’s Church, Langham to tidy the churchyard by clearing leaves, brambles, nettles and weeds. If you can spare a little time on please let Stephen Garner know on 272599, or just turn up on the day.

Please bring your own tools (shears, cutter, rake etc). Tea and biscuits provided!

Boxted Methodist Silver Band
Sunday 1st September, 3pm
Boxted Village Hall

The Band is having an outdoor service on at the Village Hall (in the hall if wet) featuring a nautical theme including well known hymns and some ‘sea themed’ pieces of music for all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Boxted WI

Tuesday 10th September, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall.

Sergeant Stuart Pearson is an amputee who was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for his bravery during what has become known as the Kajaki Landmine Incident. Everyone (men and women) welcome. There will be tea, coffee and cakes! Guests £2.00.

Cycle or walk to raise money for St. Mary’s or St. Peter’s churches

To take part in the Ride & Stride this September you can download sponsorship and other relevant forms at https://www.friendsofessexchurches.org.uk/ride-stride or contact Stephen Garner (272599) or Annette Whybrow (272773) for further information or you can create your own fundraising page on Justgiving.

Riders and walkers are invited to find sponsors who will pay an agreed sum for each church or chapel visited on the day. This is a national event so you can cross into neighbouring counties and get your form signed up in the same way.

Half the money you raise will be spent on your church building. The other half will go towards repairing church buildings in Essex and East London.

If you can’t take part in the Ride+Stride but would like to make a donation, visit the Essex and East London Churches JustGiving page.

Useful links:

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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