St. Peter’s, Church Langton
Stonton Road, Church Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7SZ
Join our guided tour of the church, highlighting the architectural and historical features. St. Peter’s hosted the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in a parish church.
St. Peter’s is the Mother Church of The Langtons, dating back to Norman times and was possibly an Anglo Saxon minster. This medieval church, of amazing proportions has so much heritage of interest dating from the late 13th and early 14th centuries with the tower, clerestory and nave arcades, the work of the 15th century.
Rector William Hanbury organised the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in a Parish Church in England in St Peter’s on 27th September 1759.
Victorian renovations resulted in the elaborate carvings on the pews and pulpit and a reredos in the chancel which is an alabaster representation of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
Sunday 13th September: 14.00 – Please note this has been cancelled 😦
Wednesday 16th September: 14.00 – There are a few places left, so book now 🙂
Numbers limited to 15, booking required.
Contact: Roz Folwell 01858 545160 firstname.lastname@example.org or Maxine Johnson 01858 545745 email@example.com
No wheelchair access, uneven ground in churchyard.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please WEAR MASKS and be aware of social distancing. There are no hand washing facilities but sanitising gel will be provided. Please do not attend if anyone in your family is exhibiting Covid-19 symptoms.
No toilet facilities.
Printed Guide available for £1. Please bring correct money.
Maximum 15 people per tour. Tour lasts 95 minutes