26th 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. With the school holidays nearly over and many gearing up to return to work after the Bank holiday, village activities are starting to increase in number. See ‘dates for the diary’ below to put some key activities of interest into your diaries.

Bowls! Boxted carpet bowls club at Boxted Village Hall. Weekly every Friday 7pm, fortnightly on Tuesdays at 2.30pm

Next Tuesday meeting: 27th August

Langham pop-up cafe. Friday 30th August. Langham Community Centre 11.15-1.30pm. Drop in for cakes, drinks and light lunches. 100 club draw will also be held.

Your help is needed at St Mary's Church, Langham to tidy up the churchyard by clearing leaves, brambles, nettles and weeds. If you can spare a little time on Saturday 31st August from 9.30am please let Stephen Garner know on 272599 or just turn up on the day. Please bring your own tools. Tea and biscuits provided!

Church Services

Sunday 1st September 

9.30 am Sung Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted

Boxted Methodist Silver BandSunday 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.

Good News!!

A new committee has been formed, enabling the RBL social club to stay open. Watch this space for upcoming events. We rely on community support. If you’re interested in British Legion activities, contact the social club at  boxted.legion@gmail.com; follow us on Facebook – Boxted Royal British Legion Club.

Opening times

Monday – 2000 – 2300
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – 1930 – 0000
Thursday – closed
Friday – 2000 – 0000
Saturday – 1700 – 0000
Sunday – 1330 – 2100
Bank holiday – 1600-2000

Did you know?

Anyone can join the Royal British Legion; you don’t have to be ex-service personnel. The Royal British Legion supports serving members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families through life. Our members play a vital role in ensuring that the Royal British Legion can continue to provide lifelong support to the Armed Forces community, as well as upholding the importance of Remembrance.

For more information about events or how to join the RBL please email Boxted.secretary@rbl.community

Why not join online?

Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/membership and follow the simple step by step instructions or call 0800 307 7773 to apply over the phone.

Boxted Royal British Legion, Straight Road, Boxted CO4 5QN. Registered Charity No 219279

Dates for the diary …


Tuesday 3rd September 2-4pm
Boxted Community Hub


Art and Craft Club

Wednesday 4th September 2-4pm
Boxted Village Hall


Mobile library
Thursday 5th September 10.10am – 10.40am
Boxted playing field car park


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

Open door cafe

Friday 6th September 8.45am – 10.15am
Boxted Village Hall


Langham 10k and 2k run
Sunday 8th September

2k race starts at 9.15am, 10k race starts at 10.00am from Langham Community Centre.
For more information, see www.langham10km.org.uk

Carpet Bowls

Tuesday 10th September 2.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

… and every Friday at 7pm

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.

Boxted Parish Council meeting

Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall

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.

Boxted History Group

Wednesday 18th September 730pm
Boxted Village Hall

The Douglas Carter Lecture

Digital help at the Hub
Boxted Community Hub

Tuesday 17th September 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
Tuesday 24th September 10.30 am – 12.00 noon

Need help using technology? Don’t know where to go? Want to learn free basic digital skills?
Then attend one of the group sessions at Boxted Community Hub. Bring your own devices.

Contact the Digital Access Support Team for more information on: 01206 282452

Parish newsletter deadline

Copy for the Parish Newsletter to be sent to the editor by 19th September

Beer and Hymns

Saturday 21st September
St Peter’s Church, Boxted
6.30pm – 9.30pm

Come and enjoy a drink and lots of singing! Local beer, wine and soft drinks. BBQ – sausages, burgers and vegetarian options available.

£6.00 per ticket (includes first drink), payable on the door. Children welcome – under 16s gain free entry.

All money raised is for youth work in Langham and Boxted.

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