A Beautiful Historic Essex Village on the Blackwater Estuary

A Beautiful Historic Essex Village on the Blackwater Estuary




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Welcome to Goldhanger

We are a friendly and energetic community in the heart of Essex. The village lies on the north bank of the Blackwater Estuary, between Heybridge and Tollesbury and we've been here for millenia!

We have a refurbished Village Hall, two pubs and some beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside and along the sea-wall.

Take a look at the Goldhanger Parish Magazine while you're here. It's delivered free to everyone in Goldhanger and is also available for download in glorious technicolour around the middle of each month.

Covid-19 Coronavirus

Please see Goldhanger's Facebook page for help and support.

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Organ Donors Needed

The organ at St. Peter's is about 140 years old and urgently needs some tender loving care.

This will cost in the region of £17,000 and help is needed to raise this money.

Please see further details for how you can help.

 What's on this month?

Alas, all events have been cancelled for this month and the Village Hall is closed until further notice.

Keep an eye on this page and check out the Village Hall Calendar.

Roses by Felice Monk

 Local Tradespeople

Electric King

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Help keep it going for another 100 years.

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Donate to the Goldhanger Parish Magazine

If you enjoy reading our magazine please consider making a small donation.

You can drop donations in to the magazine editors at 12a Church Street if you are using cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to 'Goldhanger Parish Magazine' (yes, it's as simple as that).

The Parish Magazine is run entirely by volunteers and is free to every household in the village. Advertising and donations are the only source of income, which allows us to keep it that way.

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Free Talking Newspaper

Free Talking Newspaper (recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard)


Free Talking Newspaper
- recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard

Do you know someone who would like to keep up to date with local news but has difficulty reading the newspaper?

Would they be interested in a FREE recording of the Maldon or Burnham Standard, produced by volunteers of the local Talking Newspaper group, delivered to their door?

If so, or for more information, please contact Helen Taylor on 01621 740736



Getting here and being here

The 95 bus runs between Tollesbury and Maldon and back again. In Goldhanger there are bus stops in Head Street, Church Street, and the village square. Buses don't run that often, so best check the timetable otherwise you'll be left standing.

SatNav will often take you to Church Street in Tollesbury or in Maldon (yes, they each have one - it's happened before). It gives the locals something to laugh about. You're probably better off resorting to FlatNav - - or you can find a helpful map here.

We're tidal here you know, which means a lot of water goes in and out of the estuary ... twice a day mostly. The tide timetable will help keep you safe as well as tell you when the water's up for a good photo opportunity.

There are no car parks in Goldhanger. Please park sensibly when you get here. We have a bus through the village and it needs room to pass and to stop. Be considerate of the people who live here and don't park in the bus stop or on junctions.