New Website!

As you might have seen, we have a new website!

As you can imagine, there may be a fair few teething issues as we get to grips with new layouts and out of date formatting. Please bear with us as we work to make our new site accessible and open to all.

If you have any issues or questions, or any problems you might have, please contact Andrew Radford in the Cathedral office via email.

The Crown of Love

The Cathedral Flower Arrangers are holding an exhibition of Wedding Dresses, bouquets and flowers to honour the Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip.

We are opening the exhibition with a gala reception on Friday 17 November to which all are welcome. Tickets cost £20 per person (to include prosecco and canapés) and can be obtained by completing the form available in the Cathedral, or here, and sending it with the remittance to Linda Green, the Chairman of the Cathedral Flower Arrangers.

The exhibition takes place from Saturday 18 November until Thursday 23 November.

A service will be held at 5.30pm on Saturday 18 November in celebration of Marriage. The Service will include readings to renew our commitments and prayers of thanksgiving for the gifts of marriage. The Cathedral Choir will sing, including pieces from The Queen’s Wedding on 20 November 1947.

We do hope you can join us to see the exhibition and to take part in the celebrations.

New CD from Leicester Cathedral Chamber Choir

Leicester Cathedral Chamber Choir’s new CD of choral and organ music is now available for purchase. Entitled ‘The Beatific Vision’, it features music by local composers Simon Mold and Charles Paterson. Simon is currently a Songman in Leicester Cathedral Choir, and Charles a former Songman. Compositions by both composers have been widely performed and featured on radio and television.

The music on the CD is conducted by Dr Christopher Ouvry-Johns, and the organ is played by Simon Headley. The CD cover features a detail from one of the new 2015 Leicester Cathedral Redemption Windows by Tom Denny.

Christopher Ouvry-Johns, Leicester Cathedral Director of Music, said: “I’m delighted that, in its third year, Leicester Cathedral Chamber Choir’s first CD recording is of music composed by two of its members. Whatever your taste in Choral Music, there really is something for everyone on it, ranging from large-scale accompanied Romantic anthems to shorter a cappella miniatures, with two Mass settings thrown in for good measure. While not specifically a Christmas CD, the inclusion of three carols, one of them a beautiful setting of ‘In the bleak mid-winter’ with harp accompaniment, make this an ideal present, with the festive season now only a few weeks away.”

The Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd David Monteith, said: “Our Cathedral music often celebrates the work of the great composers. But it is also a living tradition and so I am thrilled that this CD of new beautiful music reflects our 21st-century spiritual longing, celebrating great local composers and singing talent.”

The CD, on the prestigious Herald label, received an official launch in Leicester Cathedral after the morning Eucharist on the morning of Sunday 15 October, 2017, where some of the music on the recording was performed during the service.

Between then and its international release in the New Year, The Beatific Vision will be obtainable in the Christian Resources Shop in St Martin’s House, next to Leicester Cathedral at a price of £10.00, or by mail order from the Cathedral Office (leicestercathedral@leccofe.org) at a price of £12.50, which includes postage and packing.