Welcome to St Peter Church, Langton Herring

St Peter Church

St Peter’s Church, Langton Herring dates to the 13th century, and the churchwardens and PCC have made the decision to keep it open nearly all the time.    

The churchyard and cemetery are both in the care of the PCC.    They are supported by many of the villagers.

Langton Herring Village

A resident of the village described life in Langton Herring: “We are a friendly welcoming village – seldom does one have a problem that someone can’t help you solve.  

Langton Herring (long tun or farm, belonging to the Harang family) is located five miles outside of Weymouth.   After nearby Fleet, Langton Herring is the second smallest village our of the five.  There are about 90 houses, mainly freehold (about 25 of them are second or holiday homes), and therefore the population is 127 plus 24 children.

In terms of shops and local amenities, there is the Elm Tree pub, and from time to time we are visited by the mobile library.   It also has a thriving village hall with the attendant clubs, activities and social gatherings.   

Transport is a problem as there is only one bus to Weymouth each day; the rest of the journeys are by car, bike or as the former Church Warden writes: ‘by’ shanks’s pony!

The tiny hamlet of Rodden is located about a mile away; while being part of Abbotsbury parish it has close links with Langton Herring

Your Vicar

Margaret Preuss Higham
Margaret Preuss-Higham Associate Priest & Archdeaconary Rural Support Officer
I work with Jeremy and have day to day pastoral responsibility, specifically for the parishes of Abbotsbury, Langton Herring and Portesham. Contact me with regard to any area of priestly ministry in these parishes. I am usually available on Mondays, Tuesdays and every Sunday.