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28 October 2014





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 The Great Migration to New England 1630-1640 by Douglas Carter

In 1630, Boxted's vicar, Reverend George Philips led 30 of his congregation to join about 700 others from East of England in a hazardous migration to "the Promised Land" of New England on the East Coast of North America.



This book is a valuable resource for  tracing relatives from this area of the Stour valley and the village of Boxted.


details of where to buy this book



Also Available:




Boxted, Portrait of an English Village by Douglas Carter. 

"Scholarly and intimate, as a good guide should be, ..." Dr. Ronald Blythe 

details of where to buy this book



Stop press!

 Essex CC decides that the evidence does not support the existence of a public right of way between footpath 4 Boxted and footpath 3 Boxted. Read decision here



Village News


27 October 2014

Derek Moore 
Residents that remember him will be very sad to hear of the death of Derek.  He lived in Boxted with his wife Beryl and children Jeremy and Bronwen for many years and was part of village life. Read the recent East Anglian Daily Times tribute:

Mobile Library

Tuesdays fortnightly
Next dates October 28, November 11 and 25.
Boxted playing field car park 10.55 -11.30


Thursday October 30, Boxted Village Hall. 2.30 pm: Musical quiz with David Padwick

Church Services
Sunday November 2: 
11.15 am Eucharist: St Peter's Church Boxted.

6 pm : Service for All Souls, St Mary's Church, Langham.
10.30 am service: Boxted Methodist Church .

Langham Bonfire Night
Takes place on Saturday November 1: gates open 6 pm; torchlight procession led by Destiny Majorettes 6.30 pm. Adults 6, children 2 (additional 2 per person for the procession). Family entertainment; refreshments and bar, majorette display, grand firework show. Tickets and further details from Bob Schofield 01026 272448 or Langham Community Shop 01206 272431 

TFN Teenage Film Nights
'Catch Me If You Can' (PG) Sunday November 2: Langham Community Centre. 6PM


Boxted Methodist Silver Band Monthly Service:
Sunday November 2: Boxted Methodist Church 3 pm


Neighbourhood statistics for the Parish of Boxted