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

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


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Covid-19: Tier 4

Tier 4 – Update on Sunday worship services in January 2021.

We have now been put into Tier 4 which means we are being asked to stay at Home.

Therefore, we have decided to continue with our Zoom Services online for the next few weeks at least, as this seems to be the best way to worship and keep people safe.

We are very grateful to Revd Martin Hathaway for ensuring there is a Zoom service every week as this is really important. These are Communion services and open to everyone to join in. (You do not have to take communion if you prefer not to but the option is there).

Maxine Johnson will send people the link to join these services, if you email her on maxineJohnson.1@btinternet.com

We thank you for your continued understanding in these difficult times and pray that with patience, we will be able to meet in person sometime in the future. Thank you.
Stay at home, protect yourselves and those you love. 🙏

Covid-19 – Update

Wednesday 15th July 2020


Recent Government guidelines regarding opening of Churches for private prayer and also for regular worship, are subject to severe safeguarding directives. The Church of England have issued what is needed to be done in order to protect those visiting our churches especially the vulnerable and over 70s.

The Bishop of Leicester, Rt Revd Martyn Snow has also issued a letter to all parishes in the Leicester Diocese stating that the decision to open individual churches rest with the Incumbent (Clergy) or Area Dean where there is no Clergy in post.

Baptisms, weddings and funerals

Following a risk assessment for St Peter’s, undertaken by Area Dean, Rev Alison Booker and Lay Incumbent, Maxine Johnson on 14th July, 2020, the church will now open for baptisms, weddings and funerals, with numbers attending restricted as per Government Guidelines and guests invited by parties concerned. Members of the public who arrive without invitation, will not be admitted,

Regular worship and Holy Communion services

Very few churches in the Leicester Diocese have decided to open for the time being; most are considering not opening before September. St Peter’s Church Langton PCC, (Parochial Church Council) has taken the decision not to open before September for regular Worship Services . It is also possible that we will not be returning to weekly worship for sometime after that. The situation will be reviewed by the PCC, following any directives from the Government and the Diocese and any change to this position will be be announced here.

St Peter’s is holding regular worship via Zoom and you can contact us via email, if you would like to be part of these services.


Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.


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We wish you peace and comfort in these continuing difficult times.