8th May 2021

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  newsandevents@boxted.org.uk  by Thursday 5pm at the latest. Thank you.

Stay safe and healthy..


Singing for the fun of it – no formal concert

Thursdays from 20 May 2021
Visit naylandchoir.org or follow @naylandchoir


Boxted Yoga resumes!
with BWY teacher Louise Fortunato

21 May 2021 at Boxted Village Hall
Fridays 11am – 12.30pm

Monthly booking/payment required.
Visit www.luciaslight.org  or email  info@luciaslight.org

From the Twittersphere – Save Our Bridge Update

For those that are on Twitter, Roger Harrabin, BBC Energy & Environment Analyst, kindly posted this succinct tweet on Boxted bridge today featuring our Save our Bridge part 2 film footage of a Lambourne Super 7 horse box.


Sign the petition to save Boxted Bridge at  https://www.change.org/p/essex-county-council-save-our-bridge

TLC needed for benches

Two benches in St Peter’s Graveyard need some TLC. Are there any volunteers who might like to wire brush them down and treat with a varnish?

If so, please contact the churchwarden Dominic Shiels Tele: 01206 273324 or email dominic@poplargs.co.uk

Church services

  • Sunday 9 May,   9am  – Gathered Indoor Eucharist at St Peter’s Boxted (followed by Annual Parochial Church Meeting)


Both St Mary’s Langham and St Peter’s Boxted are now open for private prayer.

A weekly service is streamed via Zoom:

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • May 16, 2021 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  • May 23, 2021 at 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Please email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com to request details of the zoom link; a recording of the service is available from Sunday afternoon at the following link:


For prayer requests or general inquiries, please contact the Three Parishes Administrator, Mrs Jo Rassell on:

Email:  lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com
Tel: 01206 243683

Jo works 9-12 on Mondays and 9-1 on Tuesday-Friday. If she’s not in the office, please leave a message on the answer machine.

In brief …

Your quick reference guide to newsletter regulars.

St Peter’s Markets

Raising funds for the churches of St Peter’s and St Mary’s

The village churches have set up an online market place to fundraise. The aim is to raise funds to help support church activities and maintenance and also providing gardeners with an alternative to discarding their surplus plants by making them available to fellow gardeners in exchange for charitable donations. Go to https://stpetersmarketplace.org/  to find out how you can contribute or email  stpetersmarkets@gmail.com

For all the latest information on opening times, services, special events and what’s for sale, visit https://www.langhamcommunityshop.org.uk/

Mobile library

To keep up to date with the timetable please visit the Mobile Library Service website

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

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