Welcome to the Parish Church of St.Andrew in Boxford

Our ancient Grade II* listed church is situated at the heart of the village on the banks of the River Lambourn. The churchyard is separated from a small village green and war memorial, on the Newbury to Leckhampstead Road, by a brick and flint wall and oak lych-gate, built to mark the Millennium. At the rear of the church, on the riverbank, the Peace Garden can be found, a wonderful spot for quiet reflection. We hope you will join us for worship and/or visit the church to enjoy the building in its peaceful and attractive surroundings. During the week you may find the church locked for which we apologise but sadly this is done for security. For the key please ring the verger Joy Appleton on 01488 608422.

Boxford Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop is open once a fortnight on Wednesdays between 10-12 noon. The dates are listed on the home page. Locals bring homemade/homegrown produce to sell. Anyone is invited to pop in for a cuppa and a chat and pick up some tasty produce.

Services for Holy Week
Monday 14th April - 8.00pm Compline at St.Andrew's Boxford
Friday 18th April - Good Friday 2.00pm Music and Prayers at St.Andrew's Boxford.
Details of the full schedule of services in the East Downland Benefice can be downloaded from the side bar.

The 3R's Project
The 3R's Project started in May 2010, aimed to repair the tower;  reveal the ancient, possibly Saxon construction by removing the cement render outside and the internal plaster on the inside so enabling the walls to dry out before redecoration; and rejuvenate the interior by including toilet and kitchen facilities and removing the pews in the north aisle, so that the church can be used as a community centre. 2 of the 3 R's, reveal and rejuvenate, were completed and a re-dedication of the church with a Harvest Festival service took place on October 3rd 2010 with around 150 attending. The Reveal element of the project has been an overwhelming success with finds including a Saxon window in the chancel. The Rejuvenate element has also been completed with the installation of a kitchen and disabled toilet which brings the church into the 21st century. The Repair element of the 3R's will follow in due course!! The PCC would like to thank the many sponsors and those in the community who have supported the project with such enthusiasm
. £140,400 was raised for the campaign.
 
 
Hall Hire
Please contact the churchwarden or verger if you wish to hire the hall. The church has brilliant acoustics for choir or instrumental/band practices and a fully fitted kitchen suitable for small social gatherings/meetings.

Family Searches
Please contact
 the verger if you are trying to trace past relatives from the Parish of Boxford.
 
 




  

 

 


Services  
1st Sunday in the month -
11am Holy Communion


2nd Sunday
in the month
  -  9.30am Family Service 

4th Sunday in the month -
11am Morning Worship


Contacts:
Rector
Revd John Toogood
The Vicarage, Church Lane, Chieveley, Newbury RG20 8UT
01635 247566
Associate Priests
The Revd Lady (Denise) Brown
01635 281825
Revd Douglas Dales
01635 247404
Churchwardens
Mike Appleton
01488 608422
Alan Baylis
01488 608319
Deputy Wardens
Sophie Lewin
01488 658772
Andrew Lyle
01488 657786
Verger
Joy Appleton
01488 608422
church@boxford.org.uk