Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral, hallowed in 1927, has been a site of worship for over 1,000 years. It sits as the beating heart of city and county, enmeshed with its locality and community, and that community’s unfolding story.

Of particular note are its Harrison & Harrison organ, its windows (including designs by Christopher Whall and Thomas Denny), St George’s Chapel, the regimental chapel for the Royal Tigers, the Leicestershire Regiment which also began the well-known local rugby club, and the Nicholson screen.

Leicester Cathedral is one of the few places outside of Westminster or Windsor to house the tomb of a British monarch. After the incredible story of the discovery of the remains of King Richard III gripped the world, 600 million people worldwide saw the last English king to die in battle be laid to rest in dignity and honour in 2015.

The Cathedral offers hospitality to the wider church, the communities of faith that 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.

We have temporarily left the building until autumn 2023 as part of our Leicester Cathedral Revealed project, which will repair and restore the building and construct a new heritage and learning centre, but we continue in our mission and work – worshipping in St Nicholas Church, St Martins House, online, and in the city and county.

The Leicester Cathedral live peregrine webcam is live and online and you can watch it here.

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Peregrine News

Eggs are hatching, eggs are being kicked out of the nest and chicks are in evidence as the high

New Year News

New Year Honours for the team behind the Coronation, funding news for some of our cathedrals,

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Leicester Cathedral

St Martin's House
7 Peacock Lane

0116 261 5389

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