20th November 2021

Village News and Events

in Boxted and Langham


Welcome to the latest newsletter. With Christmas just a month away, you’ll see in the Diary Dates below some of the events happening to get you in the mood for celebration. We’ll bring you more details over the coming weeks.

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.


Autumn colours in Boxted

What’s not to like? This stunning photo was taken by Amanda Clowe and shows the autumn colours on Carter’s Hill, Boxted.


Church services

Sunday 21 November

  • 11 am All Saints, Great Horkesley, Joint Service to welcome Revd Heather Wilcox.
  • 4 pm Packing Party for Operation Christmas Child, St Peter’s, Boxted.

All welcome.


Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

Sunday 21 November
St Peter’s Church, Boxted

A packing party will take place at St Peter’s Boxted on Sunday 21 November and all are welcome to join in. Boxes can also be packed online at: https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/follow-your-box-donation/

If you would like to find out more please contact Tim Clarke on 07792 060597 or email timclarkie03@gmail.com


Tickets £10 (under 16s free) 07810 275936 or Nayland Post Office or visit https://naylandevents.org/


Free webinar for parents and carers

Understand more about County Lines in Essex
Tuesday 23 November, 7pm

Register at https://essexwebinar.eventbrite.com


Mobile library

Thursday 25 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/




Carpet Bowls

Friday 26 November, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


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


Performances by Boxted Methodist Silver Band

Fourteen members of Boxted Methodist Silver Band played at the Remembrance Sunday service at St Peter’s Church, Boxted, with a further ten at All Saints’ Church, Great Horkesley.

The previous evening, the full Band of 30 members played at a Remembrance concert at St Botolph’s Church, Colchester. It was such a success that the Band has been invited to return to play at next year’s concert.

Boxted Methodist Silver Band is the only surviving Methodist band in England.

Following the closure two years ago of Boxted Methodist Church by the Colchester Methodist Circuit, the Band was homeless but came through the Covid-19 pandemic with its membership intact. It is now based at Fillpots Nursery in Boxted Straight Road.




Diary dates and other items


Boxted Bingo
Tuesday 30 November, 3pm
Boxted Village Hall


Thursday 2 December, 7.30pm
Langham Community Centre

There will be a celebration in the run up to Christmas, with David Webb speaking of his days acting in “Hi De Hi!”, followed by a few seasonal festivities.

November’s meeting was an illustrated talk and practical demonstration by Philip Regan from Kelly Bronze Turkeys, with turkey carving tips and distribution of samples to members – an informative and enjoyable experience.

Contact: Gill Brown (01206 273286) or Tricia Gooding (01206 230510).


Tuesday 14 December, 7.30pm
Boxted Village Hall
‘Festive Food’

All welcome.


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.


Christmas Diary


Fill your diary with these Christmas dates. More detailed information will be published in the coming weeks.

Langham Winter Market
Sunday 5 December, 10am
Langham Community Centre Car Park


Boxted Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday 5 December, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


Boxted Christmas Fair
Sunday 5 December, 2pm
Boxted Village Hall


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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