Welcome

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

Both our churches are open each day for private prayer.

A service is still being streamed on the first and third Sundays via zoom and please email lwb.wb.gh.parishes@gmail.com to request details of the zoom link.

A recording of the service will be available afterwards at the following link:

Streamed Services

Gathered Services have resumed – please click on the link below for details of the services this month:

Calendar of services and events

Please do remember a mask or face covering for the Gathered Services – however pre-booking via the office is no longer needed.

Our Rector

We are pleased to be able to formally announce the good news that, the Rev’d Heather Wilcox has been appointed as Priest in Charge of West Bergholt with Great Horkesley, Langham with Boxted, and Wormingford & Mount Bures with Little Horkesley.

Heather was previously the Team Rector for the Long Stratton and Pilgrim Team Ministry and Rural Dean of the Depwade Deanery in the Diocese of Norwich. She worked in nursing for 15 years prior to her ordination in 2008. Married to Geraint and with two grown up children, Megan and Luke, and a dog, Benji, Heather enjoys spending time with the family, taking walks and being creative.

Bishop Roger licensed Heather to her new responsibilities on 11 November and we look forward to welcoming her to our villages.

In the meantime, 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.

St Peter’s Markets

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.

Please click on the poster below to find out more or email stpetersmarkets@gmail.com

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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There are currently no home groups at present.

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.