Welcome

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. 

All services are currently being streamed from the rectory for all in the three parishes.  You can view these from St Mary’s Church, West Bergholt website here https://www.stmaryswestbergholt.co.uk/streamed-services

In these difficult times, you’ll be pleased to hear that the community is pulling together to help each other out and it is so overwhelming how many of you have offered to help. Thank you! Here is some information that may help you in the days/weeks/months ahead.
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TELEPHONE CONTACT NUMBERS
For the period of the Corona Virus Crisis
Please call these numbers for any assistance that does not involve food or grocery deliveries.
For food or grocery orders, see the separate Emergency Village Shop leaflet which you will receive through your door over the next few days.
Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm
Monday……….230525 or 272773
Tuesday……….273804 or 271079
Wednesday….272755 or 272504
Thursday……..322301 or 272599
Friday………….273301 or 271813
PLEASE TELEPHONE THE NUMBER(S) SHOWN FOR THE DAY ON WHICH YOU MAKE YOUR CALL If there is no reply, please do not leave a message but RING ANY OTHER NUMBER.
  • A leaflet has been put together by the Langham village shop which will be distributed to each household in both Langham and Boxted offering food order and delivery service for items from the village shop.
  • The volunteer list compiled by Langham Community Shop is for those helping with the shop only – either packing items in shop for deliveries or delivering the food/shop items to doorsteps. If you feel you can volunteer at the community shop, please get in touch: 01206 272431 or email: communityshoplangham@gmail.com
  • Much of the information is now internet based so if you have a neighbour who doesn’t have internet access, please try to keep them up to date (at a distance of two metres of course!).

A very warm welcome to our website, especially if this is your first visit. We hope that some of the things we do will appeal to you … and help you connect with God.

Our Rector

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The Rev’d Dr Amanda Jane ‘Mandy’ Elmes is Priest in Charge of the three parishes of Langham with Boxted, West Bergholt and Great Horkesley .

Read Mandy’s report of the 2018-2019 year in Langham and Boxted village churches:

LwB Rector’s Report 2019

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 Group for Year 6 Children & Upwards – Friday evenings during term time

A home group for Year 6 children and upwards meets every Friday evening during the summer term between 7.30pm – 9pm. If anybody is interested in joining please call Claire on 07752 201441.

Sunday Services: Pattern and Style

Eucharist (Holy Communion)

Our principal Sunday service is held at 9:30 am and alternates between St Mary’s, Langham and St Peter’s Boxted. It is usually a ‘Common Worship’ Eucharist which is partly sung to a simple setting. Having a single main service helps to bring our two villages together.  This service lasts for 70 minutes.

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Every third Sunday, there is an early morning 8.00 am Eucharist at St Mary’s. This quiet, traditional service uses the Book of Common Prayer (1928). There is a short sermon, and the whole service lasts 40 minutes.

Sunday Morning Family Services – Every 3rd Sunday in the Month @ 9.30am

On the third Sunday of each month there is a more informal All Age Family Service which lasts 50 minutes.  Baptisms sometimes take place during this service.  

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4pm Family Service @ St Peter’s, Boxted

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Refreshments 

After the 9:30 a.m. services there are always free refreshments, when people stay to chat and enjoy each others’ company; newcomers to St Mary’s or St Peter’s find this a good opportunity to get to know everyone.

Fifth Sundays

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month we often hold a joint service with the churches in Great Horkesley and West Bergholt.  Check key dates section for details.

Services in Rev. Mandy’s other parishes of Great Horkesley & West Bergholt

After the 9.30am services at Langham and Boxted, Mandy goes on to take a second service at one of her other churches in Great Horkesley & West Bergholt. Please click on this link for full details of services in all her parishes.

Services December 2019 – Feb 2020

Good Neighbours Scheme

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Home Groups

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Two home groups currently meet and welcome new participants.  One in the afternoon on the first Tuesday of each month.  (Contact Angela Mclauchlan 01206 272275). The other group in the evening on the first and third Monday of each month,   (Contact Carola and Don Markham 01206 617429).

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.