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!

Such a perfect day

We had snow at the beginning of the week, but on Tuesday the sun came out and turned our villages into a winter paradise! Everyone came out to enjoy it and many took photos, which are simply beautiful. A real bright spot in a grim January and giving some wonderful memories of a perfect day!

Here are the photos, with some stunning views of St Peter’s and our sister church St Andrew’s in Tur Langton, but the real stars are the trees, especially the Copper Beech tree in Church Langton and, of course, the glorious blue sky.

Thank you to everyone who generously shared their photos and cheered us all up!

  • Joanne Lucas
  • Kate Hampson
  • Melissa Johnston
  • Emily Sarah Marshall
  • Martine Browne
  • Roz Folwell
  • Joanne Lucas
  • Domonic Willgrave
  • Kate Hampson
  • Roz Folwell
  • Maxine Dodd
  • Julie Bryson
  • Domonic Willgrave
  • Ben Crawley
  • Peter Thompson
  • Melissa Johnston
  • Johanna Kirk
  • Liz Reynolds
  • Liz Reynolds
  • Maxine Dodd
  • Dave Baxter

If you have photos of this lovely day, or other views of St Peter’s and surrounding countryside that you would like us to share on our gallery, please get in touch either on Facebook, or by emailing us on info@churchlangton.org.uk, we would love to hear from you!