Welcome

 

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 may 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 2017-2018 year in Langham and Boxted village churches:

Rector’s Report for Langham with Boxted Churches 2018

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boxted Beer and Hymns – Saturday 15 September 6.30pm-9.30pm @ St Peter’s Church

Back for 2018 – come and enjoy a drink and lots of singing! Local beer, wine & soft drinks and BBQ (with vegetarian option). Tickets £6 (includes 1st drink on the door) available from Dominic and Linda 01206 273324. Children welcome – free entry. All money raised for youth work in Langham and Boxted.

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Harvest Festival Family Service – Sunday 16 September @ 9.30am – St Peter’s, Boxted

Join us for our Harvest Celebrations at our special Harvest Family Service on Sunday 16 September at 9.30pm at St Peter’s, Boxted.

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

A new 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.

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 – Sun 19 August & Sun 16 September @ 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. Our next Family Services are  Sunday 19 August at St Mary’s Church, Langham @ 9.30am and Sunday 16 September at St Peter’s Church, Boxted @ 9.30am.

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Sunday Afternoon Family Service – 2nd Sunday in the month

We have started a new family-friendly, informal worship service in the afternoon on the 2nd Sunday in the month. The next services are Sunday 9 Sept @ 4pm at St Peter’s, Boxted & Sunday 14 October @ 4pm at St Mary’s, Langham.

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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.

3 Parishes Services May, June & July 2018 – Colour.docx

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 in the evening on the second and fourth Wednesday 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

The youth work continues throughout 2018.  We meet at the Boxted Methodist Church Hall. 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.