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
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Christmas Services – 2021

Service pattern for Christmas for all our churches in
The Langtons and Shangton

We are delighted to invite you and your families to attend in person, following current Covid-19 guidelines for England. Please bring masks and sign in upon arrival.

12th December – Communion Revd Martin Hathaway 10.30am
19th December – Carols, Readings and Communion
Revd Martin Hathaway 10.30am
12th December – Carols/Nativity Maxine Johnson 6.00pm
24th December – Midnight Mass Revd Martin Hathaway 11.00pm
19th December – Carol Service Canon Philip Norwood 6.00pm
25th December – Family Communion Revd Martin Hathaway 10.30am
19th December – Carol Service Tim Tregunno, Chaplain to Oakham School 6.00pm
Christmas worship in the Langtons and Shangton Benefice

St Peter’s woolly nativity

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Covid-19: Update and latest advice

Church of England guidance – December 2021

LATEST UPDATES: The information below was amended on 3 December 2021

The news about a new variant has reminded us that the pandemic is far from over.

The Church of England has released updated guidence for opening and managing church buildings here You can also read a statement from the Bishop of London here

Covid-19 Update from Leicester Diocese

Bishop Martyn suggests that we return to encouraging everyone to wear masks in church and that we keep buildings well ventilated (suggesting also that services may need to be kept short in these cold, winter months). The situation may change rapidly in the coming weeks so please check the national and diocesan websites regularly for updates.

Latest advice in detail can be read here:

Leicester Diocese: https://www.leicester.anglican.org/news/coronavirus/coronavirus.php

Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches#na

For local service information – See our Noticeboard or email clergy@churchlangton.org.uk

Regular worship and Holy Communion services

The churces in the Langtons and Shangton Benefice are open for worship, following latest guidelines – please wear masks and sign in upon entering, and follow the instructions given by the leader of the service and churchwardens attending. Thank you.

Baptisms, weddings and funerals

St Peter’s continues to offer special services, following the latest Government Guidelines. Please contact us on the emails given below with your enquiries about special services.

Send Us a Message

General enquiries Email: info@churchlangton.org.uk
Special services: baptisms, weddings and funerals: clergy@churchlangton.org.uk

Find us…

St Peter’s Church, Church Langton
Stonton Road, Church Langton, Leicestershire, LE16 7TA

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