Beautiful bookmarks for St Peter’s

Designed and produced by artist Eric Peplow

We are delighted to tell you about a new fundraiser for St Peter’s – beautiful bookmarks, designed and produced by Northamptonshire artist, Eric Peplow.

Eric is a member of the art group at Wilbarston, and has been a supporter of St Peter’s by joining our occasional drawing mornings with Church Langton artist, Maxine Dodd.

Eric is a keen supporter of historic church buildings and has made bookmarks for several churches in Northamptonshire where he lives to help with fundraising. His generous offer to make some for St Peter’s was accepted without hesitation!

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

Eric visited the church again to make sketches and reference photos and then painted the final image at home. He included a name plate on the wall, which gives lovely detail to the painting. He has a printer with whom he works to produce the bookmarks.

St Peter’s Church bookmarks, by Eric Peplow, Detail
St Peter’s Church bookmarks, by Eric Peplow, Detail
St Peter’s Church bookmarks, Detail on the wall
St Peter’s Church bookmarks, Detail on the wall, with name plate

The finishing touch is the tassel. What colour would you like? The choice was obvious, red, because it is the colour long associated with our saint, Peter. They add a sparkle that complements Eric’s delicate watercolour painting beautifully.

Three bookmarks, with smart red tassel
Three bookmarks, the smart red tassel reflects St Peter’s colour
The best way to mark your place!

You can buy a bookmark for £2.00 each, when you visit the Community Hall for Cream Tea on Sunday afternoons or in church itself when open for events.

If you live further afield but would like to order a bookmark (or two, or three!) Please email info@churchlangton.org.uk for details.

Enjoy your holiday reading and never lose your place!

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



A busy summer for St. Peter’s – At last!

After such a long time, it does feel good to be able to begin community and heritage events again at St. Peter’s. Here are some key dates for your diary, we look forward to seeing you!

Cream Teasfrom Sunday 27th June, 3pm – 5pm, at the Community Hall

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.



Guided Tours of St Peter’s – Sundays 4th and 18th July, 2.00pm
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 children FREE. Pre booking and details from Roz Folwell 01858 545160 r.folwell@btinternet.com


Flower FestivalSunday 11th July, 11.30 to 5.30pm  
Following a wedding the previous day, the flowers arranged by a London florist, will remain in the church for the community and wider audience to enjoy. The family have kindly offered this in the hope that much need funds will be raised for the church.    

Flower festival in July

Email info@churchlangton.org.uk to register your interest or ask a question about this event.