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….
Friday 27th March 7.30pm
|Langton Community Hall £12.50 inc. fish & Chip supper|
|Spring Concert – Songs from the Shows Saturday 25th April 7.40pm||St, 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
|Guided Tours of Church and Talk July||Part of Festival of Archaeology |
|Guided Tours of Church|
Sundays 12th & 19th September 2pm
Part of National Trust Heritage Open Days