Nayland & Wiston Christmas Trail  

Christmas may be a little different this year but that seemed even more reason for us to get together as a community and bring a little seasonal cheer to the streets of Nayland and Wiston.

Advent Windows 
From 1st to 24th December windows around the village will be decorated and ‘opened’ each day.  

Christmas Tree Trail  
The Christmas trees will be displayed from 7th December.  For a little extra interest there is a question associated with each tree.

Christmas Wreath competition  
The Christmas wreaths will be displayed from 7th December. The competition will be judged by Reverend Mark Woodrow on 21st December and the results will be shown here.

The locations of all the Advent Windows, Christmas Trees, Christmas Wreaths and other festive spectacles are shown on the map avalable here

The Community Council hope you enjoy this Christmassy Trail around the village.  

Please keep protecting yourselves and others - stay safe.


Nayland with Wissington 2021 Calendar :
is available to purchase 

The 2021 calendar is available to purchase in village shops; Nayland Post Office, Forget Me Not, Melissa's Hair Salon or from 17 Court Street.   They are priced £5 and make ideal gifts.

They will be available to purchase online from  Payment will be via PayPal and delivery by post.

The stunning photographs in the 2021 calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. They reflect the beauty of the village, its wildlife and its surrounding landscape.  The photographs were taken by local residents and selected by public vote.  Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has included a history piece entitled ‘Photographers in Nayland’s Past'. 

We hope you enjoy them.  Proceeds for the Community Council

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November 2020

The annual Remembrance Day Service was not possible because of Coronavirus COVID-19, but there was an online service to share from our homes as we remember with gratitude those who made sacrifices.  Watch the video here


For the latest advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please head to the NHS and Government information pages here:

All events at the Nayland Village Hall and Church Hall have been cancelled / postponed until further notice.

With the situation changing rapidly over the past few weeks Community spirit has prevailed in Nayland and Wiston.

Social Media  

There are useful local social media groups which offer interesting and useful information including:  


As usual residents of our parish excelled themselves when an appeal was circulated for volunteers to assist those who may become isolated or in need to have a prescription collected, an errand run or some shopping; Their details were included in the Community Times.

Another method being used to help others in these troubled times is for willing volunteers to distribute help postcards to their friends and neighbours offering their help and giving their contact details. It is then up to the recipient to make contact should they wish to do so. 

The list of Nayland and Wiston volunteers and sheet of these postcards is here.

Bus Service: Colchester-Nayland-Sudbury - update 2nd September

Chambers have announced that from Tuesday 1st September 2020 they will operate the normal timetables which were planned for 30 March but never fully implemented due to the coronavirus lockdown - see timetable here.

Also from 1st September concessionary bus pass restrictions will be reinstated (they were relaxed during the Covid-19 lockdown in March)

Bus Stops for the 784 Bus Service  

The bus stops for 784 bus service have been installed on the A134 on Harpers Hill, Nayland - the South bound stop will be on the lay-by approximately at the end of the gardens of numbers 4 & 5 Harpers Hill.  The North bound stop will be diagonally opposite this lay-by further up the hill; alongside the Nags Corner wooden barn near the crossing islands on the A134.

Further information can be found on the Chambers website.


Community Council Meeting

Minutes of the virtual meeting held on 28th October are available here.

Dates for your Diary

Events at the Village Hall and Church Hall are currently suspended.
Further dates and details can be found in the Community Times

Community Times

The latest issue for December/January is now available here.

The deadline for receipt of copy (subject to space) for the February/March issue is 3pm on 20th January.  

Film: For those of you not on social media, or who simply missed it.... as promised in the Community Times, here is the link to a fabulous film featuring Nayland's wonderful scenery and wildlife which was filmed by a local resident, Stuart Howells.  Watching this is a real tonic.                 

Public Access Defibrillators     
in Nayland           

There are TWO Public Access Defibrillators now located in Nayland – on the outside wall of Nayland Fire Station and on the outside wall of Nayland Village Hall.

Please familiarise yourself with these locations and let your friends, family and neighbours know too.

Always dial 999 in an emergency, the call handler will know there is a defibrillator nearby and will provide the access code if needed.

‘Minutes matter’ when it comes to a sudden cardiac arrest. Public Access Defibrillators can save vital time whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive and can dramatically improve a person’s chances of survival when administered within a few minutes.

The History of Nayland & Wiston

Get Involved! Find out about some Nayland-based organisations.