Flower Festival at St. Peter’s

Sunday 11th July, 11.30 to 5.30pm

A reminder that this Sunday, a special and unique event at St Peter’s takes place, following a wedding the previous day.
St Peter’s is undergoing an amazing transformation today, with flowers arranged by a London florist, that will remain in the church for the community and wider audience to enjoy on Sunday.
The family have generously offered this in the hope that much need funds will be raised for the upkeep of the church building.

Flower festival Sunday 11th July, 2021

Why not come along to enjoy this lovely display and enjoy a cream tea at the Community Hall afterwards?


Cream teas at Community Hall

Cream Teas will begin and run every Sunday afternoon from Sunday 27th June, and hopefully, until the end of September. The church will be open for visitors as usual, but to provide toilets and handwashing facilities, the Cream Teas will now be held in the Community Hall. Home made cakes and scones available for purchase as well as plants and produce.


Don’t forget your bookmark!

Three bookmarks, with smart red tassel
Three bookmarks, the smart red tassel reflects St Peter’s colour

Guided Tour St Peter’s Church

This Sunday 4th July, 2021 – 2pm

As part of the month long Festival of Archaeology in Leicestershire & Rutland https://leicsfieldworkers.org/festival-of-archaeology/ these guided tours will highlight the tremendous history of the church from an early medieval naked figure, the 16th Century martyr Laurence Saunders, 18th Century eccentric and visionary William Hanbury and organ casing for the first performance in a parish church of Handel’s Messiah, to the beautiful renovations designed by the architect Joseph Goddard.

Adults £4 Cash only on the day please. Children FREE.

Pre booking and details from Roz Folwell 01858 545160 r.folwell@btinternet.com


Cream Teas available in the Community Hall afterwards.


Cream Teas3pm – 5pm, at the Community Hall

Cream teas at Community Hall

Cream Teas run every Sunday afternoon until the end of September at the Community Hall, just past the school on the right – St Peter’s is open to visitors as well, so take a tour and enjoy a tea!

Homemade cakes and scones available for purchase as well as plants and produce – Church open for visitors

Car parking, toilets and handwashing facilities comply fully with current COVID-19 Guidance



Messiah – 250 Years

September 2009 was a special year for St Peter’s Church – as it was the 250th anniversary of the first performance of Handel’s great oratorio, ‘Messiah‘ in a parish church in England.

The first performance was held as part of Rev. William Hanbury’s music festival, one of a number that he organised to help raise funds for his grand vision for St Peter’s Church.

This anniversary concert was held in September 2009 and we are delighted to share the programme and four tickets as part of our Heritage Archive.

St Peter's Church - 250th Anniversary, 'Messiah' Programme and tickets
St Peter’s Church – 250th Anniversary, ‘Messiah’ Programme and tickets

The performance featured soloists, Felicity Lott and Elizabeth Hoyle, sopranos, Michael Bundy, Bass, Julian Perkins, Harphsicord, Andrew King, organ and the Harborough Singers. Narrator, Gabriel Woolf, English Pro Musica. It was conducted by David Beavan.

Here are the individual pages of the programme which make great reading! Just click on an image to enlarge and read.

Were you at the concert? Did you take part? It would be lovely to hear your memories…

250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Front cover
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Front cover
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page – Soloists
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page -Soloists
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page – Soloists
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Conductor David Beavan and English Pro Musica
250th Anniversary programme - Handel's Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page
250th Anniversary programme – Handel’s Messiah at Church Langton, 2009, Inside page – Harborough Singers
Programme back cover