Flower Festival at St. Peter’s

Sunday 11th July, 11.30 to 5.30pm

A reminder that this Sunday, a special and unique event at St Peter’s takes place, following a wedding the previous day.
St Peter’s is undergoing an amazing transformation today, with flowers arranged by a London florist, that will remain in the church for the community and wider audience to enjoy on Sunday.
The family have generously offered this in the hope that much need funds will be raised for the upkeep of the church building.

Flower festival Sunday 11th July, 2021

Why not come along to enjoy this lovely display and enjoy a cream tea at the Community Hall afterwards?

Cream teas at Community Hall

Cream Teas will begin and run every Sunday afternoon from Sunday 27th June, and hopefully, until the end of September. The church will be open for visitors as usual, but to provide toilets and handwashing facilities, the Cream Teas will now be held in the Community Hall. Home made cakes and scones available for purchase as well as plants and produce.

Don’t forget your bookmark!

Three bookmarks, with smart red tassel
Three bookmarks, the smart red tassel reflects St Peter’s colour

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!

St Peter’s Festival 800+ – Postponed –

Following the directive issued by The Church of England, all activities and events are postponed indefinitely. We are sorry but the situation offers no other course of action.

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This year, St. Peter’s in Church Langton celebrates its 800th anniversary.

Throughout 2020 we are planning a whole series of events involving the community, and we would very much like you to join us for any which take your interest.

It is recorded that before 1162, the church of Langton with two chapels, Tur and Thorpe Langton, was granted to Leicester Abbey by William Newmarch and Roger de Bordeni, perhaps with the consent of the Earl of    Leicester, lord of the manor.  There may well have been an earlier building on the site as there is evidence of Norman architecture in the present building, but we can be sure that by 2020, there will have been a Christian presence in Church Langton for at least 800 years.

So, to celebrate 800 plus years of association between church and community, there will be a series of special activities and events throughout 2020. We are calling this series ‘Festival 800+

Here are the events for Spring….

Sign up to these events and celebrate 800 years of St Peter’s Church
Murder Mystery
Friday 27th March 7.30pm

Langton Community Hall £12.50 inc. fish & Chip supper   
Spring Concert – Songs from the Shows Saturday 25th April 7.40pmSt, Peter’s   £15 inc. canapés                      
Talk on Handel in Leicestershire
Friday 15th May 7.30pm
St. Peter’s £8                                     
Saturday 16th May 7.30pm
St. Peter’s £5 if singing, £15 to listen, £20 if attending talk      
Open Gardens Church Langton
Sunday 31st May Afternoon
Details TBC                     
Guided Tours of Church and Talk JulyPart of Festival of Archaeology         
Details TBC                                            
Guided Tours of Church
Sundays 12th & 19th September 2pm          

Part of National Trust Heritage Open Days   
Table of events for Festival 800+