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ST PETER'S CHURCH FROM THE SOUTH SIDE

St Peterís Church, Kington Langley
is part of the Draycot Benefice.

We hold weekly Sunday services at St Peter's at 10.30am except on the 3rd Sunday of each month when the service is at 9am.

Thursday services at 9am are as follows:

  • 1st Thursday Holy Communion at St Peterís
  • 2nd Thursday Morning Prayer at All Saints, Christian Malford
  • 3rd Thursday Holy Communion at St Peterís
  • 4th Thursday Morning Prayer at All Saints. Christian Malford

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The Priest in Charge is the Revd. Alison Love

The Churchwarden is Tom Stables

WIDER AFIELD

Our five churches work together to share the love of Christ with all people, through service to our local schools and villages.

  • All Saints Christian Malford
  • All Saints Sutton Benger
  • St Giles Tytherton Kellaways
  • St Mary Seagry
  • St Peter Kington Langley.

STAINED GLASS WINDOW
PORTRAYING JESUS AND THE CENTURION

HISTORY

There was a chapel-of-ease in Church Road by 1517 nearly opposite the Village Hall, but this seems to have been neglected during the Civil War. For many years Kington Langley was denied a Parish Church, so rumour has it, because of the involvement of the Lord of the Manor, Reginald Fitzurse, in the murder of Thomas Becket, in the reign of Henry II.

But in 1855 a new chapel-of-ease was built on land given by villagers, further up the road from the original. Eventually in 1865 the church was recognised as a separate Parish, rather than being an outpost of Kington St Michaelís Parish Church, one and a half miles away.

During the time since those early days, a robed choir was formed, music composed for Services, and a new Vicarage built with electric light and central heating. The churchyard was enlarged, many windows in the Church were replaced with stained glass, and an electric organ was installed.
For many years an active Sunday School existed, and a branch of the Mothersí Union. The Parish includes the nearby Langley Fitzurse Voluntary Controlled Primary School.

PRESENT-DAY ACTIVITIES

Our 'Green Room', created internally at the west end of St Peter's, is a meeting space that is freely available for church and village use.
Kington Langley is a strong and vibrant community and our church is at its heart, being involved in many well supported village activities, festivals and events. We particularly enjoy launching the annual Scarecrow Festival with a music concert. We share services on special occasions during the year with our friends from Union Chapel.