St Peter's Festival 800+

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+

Come and worship!

Everyone welcome to worship and praise!

There are regular worship services in all the churches in the Benefice of Church Langton with Tur Langton, Thorpe Langton and Shangton. Between each church, we offer services at different times of day during each month. We publish the service rota for all the churches and you can download and print your copy. You can share it with others who may want to come along. Special services will be noted here also. These include Easter, Christmas and Remembrance, so visit regularly or sign up to receive notification when the website is updated.

Services for January – February 2020

Please note that Ash Wednesday’s service is a Deanery Service and will be held at Launde Abbey at 7pm on Wednesday 26th February.

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Services for March – April 2020

This rota includes all the services for Easter – Please note the dates in your diary. On Good Friday, we are delighted to welcome Bishop Martyn to lead the service at Thorpe Langton. More details to follow but it promises to be a very special service indeed.

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