Welcome

A very warm welcome to our website, especially if this is your first visit.

Gathered Services are currently on hold due to Covid-19 but a weekly service is streamed via zoom.

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:

https://lb-churches.co.uk/streamed-services/

Our Rector

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The Rev’d Dr Amanda Jane ‘Mandy’ Elmes joined us as Priest in Charge in 2014.

It is with great sadness that Rev’d Mandy has had to offer her resignation due to family reasons. She will be leaving at the end of this year but will leading a service in February 2021 where we can say farewell. We hope to celebrate her time with us properly in the Summer of 2021 when we can gather together.

At the present time, for any queries, please contact the Church Administrator, Jo Rassell via email – lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com or telephone the church office on 01206 243683.

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE & SAFEGUARDING POLICY

We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and practices on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England website (see link below). Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Laura Benns, who may be contacted via the church office on 01206 243683.

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

We have recently updated our data privacy policy to ensure it is in line with the new Data Protection Regulations. A copy of our Data Privacy Notice is attached below.

LwB Data Privacy Notice 210618.docx

Home Groups

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The current restrictions due to Covid-19 mean that our home groups are not meeting face to face at present. Details will be updated once we are able to gather together again.

Open the Book

We have a group of people who go into Boxted St Peter’s C of E School to tell Bible stories using the Open the Book scheme.   For more information about Open the Book, click on: http://www.biblesociety.org.uk/about-bible-society/our-work/open-the-book/.

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Pictured above: Belshazzar’s Feast

Church Youth Work

We run two groups The Zone & The Edge.

Read more here.

PCC Priorities

The Parochial  Church Council (PCC) has set Five Priority Areas for the growth of the Church in Langham and Boxted:

Grow in our personal faith.
Increase our Sunday attendance.
Engage with our young people.
Help our community in practical ways.
Keep our finances on a secure footing

The PCC welcomes comments and feedback. If you have ideas, please contact a Churchwarden.

What are We About?

Our two beautiful churches of St Mary’s, Langham, and St Peter’s, Boxted, aim to provide Christian worship and teaching which enables everyone to encounter God. On a Sunday you’ll meet people of all ages and from many church traditions – and none. We unite as a family at the Eucharist as we share bread and wine together and are always delighted to welcome newcomers – especially those who are trying “church” for the first time.

Our music blends the traditional and contemporary. We successfully combine the fun of children playing simple musical instruments with more formal liturgy. We feed our souls, our bodies and our relationships as we study God’s word and as we chat over coffee and eat cakes after our morning service.

We do all this so that the Gospel may be preached, the faith may be taught, and that everyone may come to know the love of Jesus.

What do We Believe?

Each week at the Eucharist we proclaim: “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.”

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross to take away our sins so that we might have peace with God. We believe that Jesus rose bodily from the grave on the first Easter morning. We believe that he will one day return this world, and that in the meantime we can know him through the power of God’s Holy Spirit within us.