Welcome to Leicester Cathedral
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Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of our city and county. Our church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural and religious life of this community since medieval times. Since 1927, as the seat of the Bishop of Leicester, we now gather people together for worship, celebration, lament, debate and service of the poor and vulnerable. We offer hospitality to the wider church, the communities of faith which make up our multicultural society and those who come as visitors to the East Midlands, especially in search of the story of King Richard III.
David Monteith, Dean of Leicester
Leicester Cathedral is a member of the Association of English Cathedrals.
Latest News from Leicester Cathedral
David Monteith Installed as New Dean of Leicester
The Very Revd David Monteith was installed as Dean of Leicester at a service of installation and celebration at Leicester Cathedral on Saturday 18th May.
As Dean of Leicester, David will have oversight and leadership of the
Cathedral, the mother church of the Diocese which spans the city of Leicester
and county of Leicestershire. The Cathedral is increasingly seen as a key
institution in the life of the city and county, and David has indicated his
desire for the Cathedral to lie at the heart of the civil and religious life of
Leicestershire, offering generous hospitality and an imaginative witness to
God’s love at the heart of our community. One of the first activities for David
on taking up this new role will be to visit the offices and distribution centre
of FareShare, one of the charities which the Cathedral and Diocese supports, to
see the progress made towards helping the many who are short of food within our
community at this time of welfare cuts and economic challenge. Perhaps the
highest priority for David on talking up the role of Dean will be the planning
of the events for the re-interment of King Richard III.
New Faces on the Cathedral Clergy Team
The day after the installation of David Monteith as the new Dean of Leicester, 3 more members of the Cathedral clergy team were licensed at the Eucharist service for Pentecost Sunday. These posts will remain in place until May 2014, by which time the appointment of a new Canon Chancellor is likely to have been made.
Pete Hobson, formerly Director of St Martins House, has been seconded to the Cathedral Team as Acting Canon Missioner. He comes with masses of project experience and he will add considerably to our capacity and diversity, and will concentrate on Richard III, and Cathedral Gardens as well as assisting with the liturgical and preaching load. He will also maintain an involvement with the outreach work in the south wing of St Martins House.
Alison Adams who has recently retired as Chaplain at Glen Parva was licensed as Diocese and Cathedral Social Responsibility Enabler, working 4 days per week as a Non-Stipendiary Minister, primarily working with Pete on matters relating to Richard III.. Working with the City and County on Richard III will enable her to establish lots of networks for her longer term work in Social Responsibility.
Finally, Julie Ann Heath was formally licensed as Cathedral Chaplain, to remain in post until May 2014.
King Richard III
Upcoming Services and Events
Saturday 25 May
7.30pm - Dance Dance Dance!
There will be dancing, a buffet supper and a bar. Period costume optional. Doors open at 7.00pm.
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