St Andrew's Church, Langar
|St Andrew's Church,
St Andrew's Church, Langar-cum-Barnstone
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Diocese||Southwell and Nottingham|
|Rector||Revd Bronwen Gamble|
The church of St Andrew's is often called the "Cathedral of the Vale" for its size relative to the village. This may be in part due to its importance as a place of pilgrimage in Saxon times.
The church was heavily restored by Thomas Butler in 1860. It contains memorials to Scrope Howe, 1st Viscount Howe (died 1712), Emanuel Scrope Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe (died 1734), and Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (died 1799).
The North Transept contains monuments to the Chaworth family of nearby Wiverton Hall. In the South Transept is a magnificent monument to Thomas, Lord Scrope and his wife, Philadelphia, with their son, Emanuel, kneeling at their feet. This transept also contains the blocked entrance to the Howe tomb, with a tablet to the memory of Admiral Howe, second daughter Mary Juliana Howe and Mary, Countess Howe.
Current parish status
St Andrew's Church, Langar-cum-Barnstone, belongs to the Wiverton group of parishes, which includes St Giles's Church, Cropwell Bishop, All Saints' Church, Granby, Holy Trinity Church, Tythby, St John's Church, Colston Bassett, St Mary's Church, Barnstone, and St Michael and All Angels' Church, Elton on the Hill.
- Elizabeth Williamson, The Buildings of England, Nottinghamshire (1979) ISBN 978-0-300-09636-1