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The Langfords

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All Saints, Steeple Langford

(within the Middle Wylye Valley Parish)

Patron Saint Day 
1st November



Please contact

Rev’d Jonathan Plows

01722 790616

Service Times / Types

2nd Sunday of the month

10:30am Holy Communion (Common Worship)

4th Sunday of the month 10:30am

Informal service for all the family.

History of the Church
  • The present Norman church is light and airy and may have replaced a much earlier Saxon building. The tower dates from 1326 but was heightened and topped with a broach spire in the next century. There are some excellent 15th century monuments to the Mompesson family in the north aisle and a unique memorial to the Collier family in the Chancel. Henry Collier the fourth Rector of the family was removed from his living during the Civil War accused of being 'ignorant, scandalous and inefficient' by the Puritans. There is a fine 13th century arch and a very attractive font.

  • The church has a toilet suitable for a wheel chair or changing nappies. The peal of 6 bells is rung regularly. The church is large enough to hold concerts and other events. 

St Nicholas of Myra, Little Langford

(within the Middle Wylye Valley Parish)

Patron Saint Day 
6th December



Mrs Beth Andrews

Service Times / Types

1st Sunday of the month

18:00 in Summer Time, 16:00 in Winter Time Sung Evensong (BCP)

3rd Sunday of the month

09:00 Holy Communion (BCP)

History of the Church
  • This fine Grade 2 listed building is set on Saxon foundation, rebuilt in the early Norman period, with an excellent 12th century south doorway, though much of the church interior dates from a Victorian rebuilding by TH Wyatt III in 1864. The church has ramp access.

  • There is a fine font.

  • The church seats 60 people comfortably. There is no toilet.

  • St Nicholas is an active supporter of the Prayer Book Society.

  • This wonderful ancient building is located in rural isolation at the eastern end of the Wylye Valley. A truly enjoyable country church to visit

About The Langfords - Steeple Langford, Little Langford, Hanging Langford

All Saints ‘Steeple Langford (Grade 1) and St Nicholas of Myra (Grade 2) are both probably of Saxon origin (pop 515).


Most of the houses are the residents’ main homes and 65% are owner-occupied, 40% of the residents being in the 55+ age-bracket.  There is an inn at Steeple Langford (The Rainbow on the Lake), a lively cricket club and academy, a well-kept recreation ground (including a children’s play area), and a tennis club.  There is sheltered accommodation and a Day Care Centre supported by the wider community, and an afternoon club for the elderly.  


There is a thriving nursery, Farley Nursery, at the former church-aided school at Steeple Langford (which was federated with Codford School to form Wylye Valley School about six years ago).


Hanging Langford has a flourishing and much used Village & Parish Hall (activities include a film society, an acoustic cafe, art group, Yoga and Pilates, Table Tennis, an exercise class and a youth club).  There is a large nature reserve at Hanging Langford, part of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

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