A Weekend of ‘Messiah’ at St Peter’s

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May

Come and enjoy Messiah!

The Messiah was performed in an English parish church for the first time in 1759. It was held in St Peter’s church in the small hamlet of Church Langton in rural Leicestershire. The event was so popular, it caused traffic jams and filled every inn, in the area!

This weekend gives you the chance to find out how this unique performance came to be and why St. Peter’s was chosen – and then to enjoy a performance of the oratorio itself by The Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins with the Community Choir – Join in either as a member of the audience or as part of the Community Choir.

Neil Crutchley Talk

The celebration begins with an illustrated talk by Neil Crutchley (former Leicester Mercury’s ‘Mr. Leicester’ columnist)

Friday 13th May at 7.30pm

Tickets £8 on the door, £5 with concert ticket

Come and sing Messiah

Experienced singers may join the Community Choir, in the afternoon from 2pm, in advance of the performance in the evening.

Saturday 14th May, 2pm – 5pm rehearsal – 7.30pm full performance
£5 to sing

On Saturday 14th May, 7.30pm, the full performance, featuring the Knighton Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr Paul Jenkins and the Community Choir. Tickets £15.

Book now

Book now by email maxinejohnson.1@btinternet.com / or Tel: 01858 545160 or complete the simple form below, stating the number of tickets required for each event and if you would like to join the Community Choir.

Please note: There are no toilet facilities inside church, but car parking and toilet facilities available at Langton Community Hall approx five minutes walk from church


Limited wheelchair access – please advise us if you are a wheelchair user, so we can assist entry to the building.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local and national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please do not attend if anyone in your family is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.


Find us just off the B6047 Market Harborough to Melton Road, 3 miles from Kibworth, 6 miles from Market Harborough. Postcode for satellite navigation systems LE16 7SZ
What three word link: https://w3w.co/cubed.thinkers.upholds

Visitor Guides

We are delighted to offer copies of our Visitor and Young Person’s Guides to St Peter’s Church as PDFs to download. Click on the image and the document should download immediately.

You can also download from the text link below – Click on the download button

Discovery walk – Aug 2019

We were delighted to explore the churchyard with a Discovery Walk – All manner of wildlife birds, insects, fungi and plants were found on a lovely summer’s afternoon. Everyone really enjoyed this activity and we plan to host more at different times of the year to experience the different seasons. The photos tell the story very well – We can’t wait to do this again!

Invitation to join in with the Discovery walk