Welcome to Leicester Cathedral
A warm welcome to the Leicester Cathedral website.
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
Events to commemorate life of Nelson Mandela
Events commemorating the life and work of Nelson Mandela are due to take place in Leicester this weekend.
DioSing! 'Sing Christmas' CD
Cathedral Crib a Caroling About the County
This Advent the Crib figures of Leicester Cathedral go on tour! The Cathedral Crib consists of half life size oak carved figures of Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, the three Kings, three shepherds, lambs and a stable.
Traffic Changes to Peacock Lane
A number of changes to the way traffic can use Peacock Lane and St Martins will come into effect from Monday 25 November. Peacock Lane will now be one-way only between New Street and Southgates. The existing one-way system on New Street will be reversed and will now run from Friar Lane into Peacock Lane. There will be no access for vehicles (other than construction traffic) on St Martins, between Peacock Lane and Grey Friars. There will also be no parking allowed on Peacock Lane.
News from the CFCE
Following the submission to the CFCE of plans for reordering and to provide a tomb for King Richard III, the commission have decide to defer their response at the time. They seek more information on key aspects of the scheme which we will seek to provide. Click here to read more...
Work to Begin on Cathedral Gardens
Work is set to begin on a £2.5 million project to transform an area at the heart of Leicester’s Cathedral Quarter.
The construction contract for Cathedral Gardens and the reconstruction of nearby Peacock Lane and St Martin's has now been awarded, and work is due to begin on site from Monday, November 11.
Please note: Completion on Cathedral Gardens is due in April 2014. During this time, there will extensive building and landscaping work taking place outside the Cathedral - we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Canon John Seymour on the Theology Blog
Canon John and Margaret Seymour have been attending the Cathedral regularly now for over two years. John has a long experience of ministry in this diocese, but sadly for health reasons he has had to decline the invitation to preach on occasion. Nevertheless, he has agreed to provide some reflective contributions to our Theology Blog. Responses and comments would be welcomed; please do visit the blog to see what John - and occasionally others - has to offer for us.
Stone fit for a King
The detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III were revealed today, as planning permission is sought for the design . The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England will review the plans and is expected to make a decision by late October.
A Video Update from the Dean
The Very Revd David Monteith talks viewers through the more detailed plans for the reordering of Leicester Cathedral, announced on Thursday 19 September 2013 in a special video available on the Diocese of Leicester website.
King Richard III
Upcoming Services and Events
Wednesday 11 December
18.00 Leicester Grammar Junior School Carol Service
Thursday 12 December
15.45 De Montfort University Carol Service
Saturday 14 December
10.00 - 14.00 Christmas Fayre
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