Welcome to the Churches of Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Little Waldingfield and Newton

We are still here for you! Sadly, due to the Coronavirus we have now had to cancel all public worship and events for the foreseeable future. Our Churches remain open for quiet reflection and prayer. Services will be streamed online at 11am each Sunday from Church via our Facebook page. You can also follow us on the Telephone by calling 03300 881939 and then dialling access code 120899 when prompted. You will hear us, but we will not hear you. So too will Morning and Evening Prayers and midweek services. We offer support to those who are isolated. Just call 01787210434 or email rparkermcgee@gmail.com. β€˜The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it!’ John 1:5


Due to the Coronavirus we are not able to worship together in Church for the moment. So we will live stream as many services as possible via Facebook and over the telephone – a brilliant way to get your spiritual fix if you are stuck at home.

Copies of services that we will be following can be found here: https://boxriverbenefice.com/resources-to-use-at-home/

You can access many of our services on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice/ 

A Holy Eucharist will be offered on behalf of the entire benefice at 11am each Sunday. Whilst I appreciate that not physically receiving Communion will be very difficult for many of us, this service will at least offer us the opportunity to engage in spiritual communion together. We will still be the Body of Christ as we are united together in worship through the Eucharistic Sacrifice being offered on behalf of the whole body in Church and in our coming together as one, albeit not in the same building.

Morning Prayer will be at 8.30am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday. Midweek Eucharist every Wednesday at 10am. Midday Reflection Mondays to Thursdays will be at 12noon. Evening Prayer Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5.30pm. Compline will be offered at 9pm.

If you are unable to access these services online, you can still pray the services with us in your homes knowing that we will be doing them together as a Church community at these times.

Powerhouses of Prayer for our Village Communities

Due to current circumstances, our services will be moving online. You can access them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boxriverbenefice/

Or you can listen over the telephone. Just call 03300881939 and enter access code 120899 when prompted. You will hear us, but we won’t hear you.

Reaching out in Love

If you or someone you know needs support during the Coronavirus pandemic, please let us know:

email: rparkermcgee@gmail.com

Telephone: 01787 210434

To find out about the times of our services and other events click here: https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2190/page/41895/view/

A Spiritual Hub of the Community

As the Parish Churches in these villages, we are the spiritual heartbeat of our communities. We have sat at their heart for a thousand years or more and served local people in good times and bad, offering an opportunity for the landmarks of life to be commemorated through ritual and providing spiritual nurture, education, compassion, prayer and support to people of all ages and situations.

A Continuing Christian Presence

These churches continue to provide a focal point for local Christians to gather, worship and pray, as well as an important centre for the wider community. They are a gentle and positive witness to our communities. With your help and support, they can remain strong in number and ensure that these church communities are here for many generations to come.

Come and Join In

Whilst our buildings are beautiful, a church is only as good as the people who fill it. That means we need people like you, to come and explore God with us and help us to be enriched through your presence. Church is not about a story that ended 2000 years ago, it is about a living story that continues today and into the future. A Story of a community that lives for each other in hope and love. A community who expresses that through ancient ritual and practice and modern expression. So, don’t be shy. Be a part of an eternal story of love, community, support, goodness… Come along and be a part of the greatest living story ever told!

Singles, Families, Married, Divorced, Gay, Widowed, Children, Teenagers, Millennials, Thirties-somethings, Over-Forties, Mid-life, Approaching Retirement, Retired, Golden Years, Moonlight Years… If this describes you, or even if it doesn’t, then our churches are here for you!


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