Church of England Last updated Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 13:30
In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.
Churches should be open where possible but with no public worship services taking place. Prayers can be said by clergy and ministers on behalf of everyone and churches should consider ways of sharing this with the wider community.
St Peter’s church continues to open during the daytime for visit and quiet reflection but all services, events and worship are now cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Here is a prayer for us all in these uncertain times.
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
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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.
History 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+‘
We ran events in 2019 to continue to raise funds to help with the repair of our North and South Aisle roofs following lead thefts in 2017, along with fundraising for other causes. The PCC is indebted to the support of our local and wider community, who have helped to organise, lead the events but above all, the people who have come to take part and donated so generously. All are very much loved and appreciated! Thank you 🙂
Meanwhile, here are some of the great events we enjoyed…