About St Peter's Church, Church Langton, Leicestershire

St Peter's church is set in the village of Church Langton, in south Leicestershire, near to the town of Market Harborough. Worship is Church of England (Anglican). St Peter's is one of the churches forming the Benefice of the Langtons and Shangton in the Diocese of Leicester. St Peter's serves three villages, Church Langton, West Langton and East Langton and has friends and visitors from all over. We love to meet new people and visitors. Everyone is welcome! Contact us on info@churchlangton.org.uk and follow our story on www.churchlangton.org.uk

Carol Service on Zoom

This Thursday evening, 17th December at 7.30pm A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE, with familiar readings and carols – A VERY SPECIAL TIME TOGETHER!

Christmas this year will be different but for that very reason the Christmas message is even more important than usual!

That first Christmas a baby was born to poor parents a long way from home in deeply troubled times.

Jesus came to shine a light in the darkness, to bring love and peace, comfort and joy where it was most needed – and he does the same today!

So let’s all do our best to truly celebrate this year.

Coronavirus restrictions limit what we can do, so we will have some of our services online using Zoom :

If you haven’t used Zoom before, it is easy to access on a computer, tablet or smartphone – all you need is a special link which we send you beforehand by email.

Please contact Maxine Johnson – maxinejohnson.1@btinternet.com – to request the link.

St Peter's Church, Shepherd's Window
St Peter’s Church, Shepherd’s Window

The Third Sunday in Advent

THE COLLECT

O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Imagined Winter trees, mono print, Maxine Dodd
Winter trees imagined, mono print, Maxine Dodd

The art of Tony Spencer

The artist behind our 2020 Christmas Card


We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Card for 2020 is in production and should be delivered to our villagers in the coming days.

This year, we have decided to change the cover image from a photograph to a painting and our artist is long-time Church Langton resident Tony Spencer. We thought you might like to see a little more of Tony’s work and find out a bit more about him, in his own words…

Merry Christmas! Painting of St Peter's Church by Tony Spencer
Merry Christmas! Painting of St Peter’s Church by Tony Spencer

I’ve always loved drawing and painting ever since I was a kid and loved it even more at secondary school as you could use all the mediums; and my art teacher used to encourage you to try anything! My art teacher, bless her, wanted me to go to Art College, but in those days as the eldest son, you were expected to help put food on the table, so I missed out on that and started work age fourteen.

I suppose the two artists whose work I loved, were Turner and Constable. Turner with his majestic use of oils to paint ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ and Constable with his peaceul ‘Haywain’.

I love having a dabble with any medium but suppose I like pastels the best . As for my connection with Church Langton? Well I served twelve years in HM Forces and settled here in 1979 have been here since…

Tony Spencer
Art work by Tony Spencer
Four pictures by Tony Spencer – The cottage on the left corner is pencil and the lion, plums and owl all in his favourite medium, pastel

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