St Peter’s Festival 800+ – Postponed –

Following the directive issued by The Church of England, all activities and events are postponed indefinitely. We are sorry but the situation offers no other course of action.

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This year, St. Peter’s in Church Langton celebrates its 800th anniversary.

Throughout 2020 we are planning a whole series of events involving the community, and we would very much like you to join us for any which take your interest.

It is recorded that before 1162, the church of Langton with two chapels, Tur and Thorpe Langton, was granted to Leicester Abbey by William Newmarch and Roger de Bordeni, perhaps with the consent of the Earl of    Leicester, lord of the manor.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site as there is evidence of Norman architecture in the present building, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Church Langton for at least 800 years.

So, to celebrate 800 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020. We are calling this series ‘Festival 800+

Here are the events for Spring….

Sign up to these events and celebrate 800 years of St Peter’s Church
Murder Mystery
Friday 27th March 7.30pm

Langton Community Hall £12.50 inc. fish & Chip supper   
Spring Concert – Songs from the Shows Saturday 25th April 7.40pmSt, Peter’s   £15 inc. canapés                      
Talk on Handel in Leicestershire
Friday 15th May 7.30pm
St. Peter’s £8                                     
Saturday 16th May 7.30pm
St. Peter’s £5 if singing, £15 to listen, £20 if attending talk      
Open Gardens Church Langton
Sunday 31st May Afternoon
Details TBC                     
Guided Tours of Church and Talk JulyPart of Festival of Archaeology         
Details TBC                                            
Guided Tours of Church
Sundays 12th & 19th September 2pm          

Part of National Trust Heritage Open Days   
Table of events for Festival 800+

Events 2019

Summary of fundraising events

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…

Events report 2018

Summary of fundraising

Spring Concert – Janette Munroe and Il Destino, with the choir of Church Langton 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!

Advert for St Peter's Spring Concert 2018
Advert for St Peter’s Spring Concert 2018

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!

Cream Teas Amount Raised

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.