Leicester Cathedral, hallowed in 1927, has been a site of worship for over 1,000 years. It sits at the heart of Leicester, enmeshed with its locality and community, and that community’s unfolding story.
Of particular note are its Harrison and Harrison organ, its windows (many of which were designed by Christopher Whall) and St George’s Chapel, the regimental chapel for the Royal Tigers, the Leicestershire Regiment which also began the well-known local rugby club.
Leicester Cathedral is also the only cathedral in the country to feature a memorial stone to King Richard III, who died in battle in 1485, and whose possible remains were recently discovered nearby.
In 2012, Leicester Cathedral was visited by Her Majesty the Queen, along with the Duke of Edinburgh and Duchess of Cambridge, as the first stop of her Diamond Jubilee Tour, for a service which highlighted the ethnic diversity and harmony of Leicester.