St Peter’s church is set in the village of Church Langton, in south Leicestershire, near to the town of Market Harborough. Worship is Anglican (Church of England). We use the ‘Common Worship’ red book for our services. St Peter’s is one of the four churches forming the Benefice of the Langtons and Shangton in the Diocese of Leicester.The church serves three villages in its parish, East Langton, West Langton and Church Langton village itself.
The building is managed day-to-day by its PCC – or Parochial Church Council. This a small team of volunteers (seven at present) who are usually lead by a Priest-in-Charge. At this time, our Benefice does not have a parish priest (a time called ‘Interregnum’) but we have the support of local retired clergy who help the PCC with services and pastoral care for its parishioners and wider church family.
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.
Worship and Services before COVID-19
Like all the churches in our Benefice, St Peters offers regular worship – with a service every Sunday morning at 10:30am. These services are lead by a visiting priest and include Holy Communion. The only exception is the second Sunday of the month, which is a family service lead by our Lay Reader. When a fifth Sunday occurs, the Benefice comes together to worship at one of its churches. You can find the full rota for all of our churches in the ‘Services’ section of the website.
St Peter’s also offers special services during the year – Easter, Remembrance Sunday, family weddings, baptisms and funerals are all offered. Contact us for more details – or look at the Services section on the website here.
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Stonton Road, Church Langton, Leicestershire, LE16 7TA
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