Facilities and features
During church services a toilet is available in the Hurlock Room which is adjacent to the church building. Unfortunately it is not accessible to wheel chair users.
The church is reached via the private driveway to Langham Hall.
Visitors may park in front of the churchyard wall. The land surrounding the churchyard is private property and visitors are asked to drive slowly to and from the church and to be careful of the grass verges, especially in wet weather.
The ground between the car park and the church is relatively flat and without steps.
We have a hearing induction loop for hearing aid users.
The church building is open for private prayer during daylight hours.
The medieval St Mary’s Church has a remarkably beautiful setting overlooking the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is featured in a number of John Constable’s best-known paintings, most notably the several versions of “The Glebe Farm and Langham Church”.
Music and Worship
The tower houses six bells hung for full-circle change-ringing.
The organ was built by Roger Pulham of Charsfield, Suffolk, in 1997 (the Great) and 2003-4 (the Chair). It is largely a rebuild of a floor-mounted Hill organ of 1868 (enlarged 1897), many pipes of which were included in the new instrument.
Arrangements may be made with one of the churchwardens for individual organists to play the instrument for their own pleasure.
Groups, Courses and Activities
Our youth groups meet fortnightly during term time in St. Peter's Church Boxted. Please see the Youth Groups page for details.
A Bible study group to which all are welcome meets in the Shepherd and Dog Pub, Moor Rd, Langham, CO4 5NR at 8pm on the second Sunday of every month. For details of other Bible Study and Prayer Groups, please contact the church office.
The Open Door Cafe to which are welcome meets in Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane on Friday mornings between 8:45 and 10:15 during school term time.