We ran events in 2019 to continue to raise funds to help with the repair of our North and South Aisle roofs following lead thefts in 2017, along with fundraising for other causes. The PCC is indebted to the support of our local and wider community, who have helped to organise, lead the events but above all, the people who have come to take part and donated so generously. All are very much loved and appreciated! Thank you 🙂
Meanwhile, here are some of the great events we enjoyed…
Spring Concert – Janette Munroe and IlDestino, with the choir of ChurchLangton Primary School
An outstanding event which filled St Peter’s with people and music! This wonderful concert brought London’s West End to Church Langton! It evoked the 18th Century music festival organised by Rev Hanbury himself! This outstanding concert took place on 5th May on the first glorious evening of this glorious summer! We were treated to some of the biggest hits from Broadway and the West End. The singers were supported by the choir of Church Langton Primary School – who sang so well, it’s argued that they stole the show! This event raised £2,911 – Huge thanks to all!
Cream Teas 2018 Another successful season of Cream Teas, raising £1,500, even though we were competing against Wimbledon, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games!
We pay special tribute to Betty Morley and Carol Hall who both retired this season. We are indebted to their long service!
Fabrics and phases of Leicestershire Churches A talk by Dr Mike Hawkes, Archaeological Advisor to the Diocese of Leicester. This event was held on 25th July as part of the Festival of Archaeology. It was a lovely evening and so informative. We were delighted to welcome 56 people and raised £287.
Festival of Archaeology – Leicestershire & Rutland
Picture St Peter’s – Drawing morning
Lovely morning on 10th July with local artists drawing the church and its grounds. The drawings feature on the Gallery page and many thanks for donating so generously. We raised £120!
Market Harborough Historical Society visit 40 members of the MHHS had a guided tour of the church and grounds on a beautiful summer evening and made a generous donation of £120 – we learned so much about St Peter’s and its amazing history.
Harvest Barn Dance Fantastic evening with ‘Bang on the Wall’ We danced, jumped and revived with a fish and chip supper! Thanks to all!
Concorde and canapés – Illustrated talk A glamourous event to launch our Roof Appeal! Guests were treated to a fascinating glimpse into life aboard this iconic aircraft by former Senior Pilot, John Hutchinson. We relived the style, romance and excitement of Concorde along with the Red Arrows and the QE2. Wine and canapés were served and raised £606 – a wonderful start to the campaign.
Musical Concert held at St. Peter’s Church, Church Langton
A packed St. Peter’s witnessed a spectacular concert on Saturday 5th May when the audience were entertained by Janette Munroe and Il Destino, a duo made up of Jon Christos and Adam Lacey; they were supported by the choir of Church Langton Primary School. The concert was in aid of the church roof appeal due to the three thefts of lead last year; approximately £2,600 was raised.
Janette, Jon and Adam are professional artists with a wealth of experience around the world, singing with other top artists including shows on Broadway and the West End. They truly brought the West End to Church Langton with song from top musicals, films and other popular works. The choir of Church Langton too, were wonderful and in very fine voice, not at all fazed by the occasion, thanks to the hard work of their musical teacher Alan Kirkland.
Thanks must go to Peter Oppenheimer and his team ‘The Village People’ who organised the event, along with members of the P.C.C. The sponsor of the event, Un.titled and all who made this such a memorable occasion.