Cathedral Re-Open | Service Booking Details

We were very pleased to re-open the Cathedral on Saturday 1 August at 11.00am with the Bishop and Dean of Leicester leading prayers and lighting the Easter Candle, symbolically carrying in the Light of Christ to the building.

The Cathedral is open for private prayer to the public from Wednesdays to Sundays: 11.00am-3.00pm Wed-Sat | 12.00noon-3.00pm Sunday. More general sight seeing and tourist visiting is not restarted at this time.

Our socially distanced Eucharist services will take place on Sundays at 10.30am. These are a simple Eucharist with organ music but no singing. Places will be limited and worshippers will need to book a place for this service.

While a small number of places will be available on the day, capacity is limited for this and we strongly advise worshippers to book a place to be sure of entry.

The Verger Duty phone will be taking bookings from 3.00–5.00pm on the Friday before the service only. The number to ring is 07947 896 464.

You will need to wear a face mask or covering for the duration of your visit to the Cathedral. Please arrive in good time to ensure and abide by social distancing measures.

We will seek to reintroduce services in a gradual way as we build up experience in how to do this well with risks managed.

We are working towards the live-streaming of our Eucharist services as well, so that those who cannot physically visit the building may still join with us.

We will also continue to offer our Sunday online YouTube service, which we will develop in light of the feedback from our online Worship Survey.

Please note this information to subject to change and will be updated regularly.

Times for the week


Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11.00am-3.00pm
Thursday 11.00am-3.00pm
Friday 11.00am-3.00pm
Saturday 11.00am-3.00pm
Sunday Sunday Eucharist (booking required): 10.30am
Private Prayer: 12.00pm-3.00pm

St Martins House Conference Centre will be re-opening and taking bookings for meetings for up to 30 people from Monday 24 August.

St Martins Lodge is now also accepting guest bookings from the 10 August.

For more information or to make a booking please contact the front desk team on 0116 261 5200 or e-mail