Reconciliation – Seasonal Services and Events


Our autumn season explores the theme of Reconciliation. We host an exhibition by the Bogside Artists from Northern Ireland entitled The Art of Reconciliation. These murals tell a painful story of sectarian violence. Since the Good Friday Agreement brought a more peaceful future (now under pressure with Brexit implications) these grass roots artists have been using their work to explore living peacefully.

We also will mark our call to find ways to bring reconciliation between humans and nature during Creationtide and Harvest. We will explore Restorative Justice at Prison’s Week. We will seek to learn from Northern Ireland as we welcome Lord Eames for the annual Far and Near Lecture, keep Remembrance, All Saints and All Souls and as we apply that learning to our multi-cultural context. We’ll also celebrate Celtic culture with a fun Cèilidh.

I grew up in Northern Ireland during the 1970’s and 80’s and know the pain of divisions and violence. Reconciliation is never easy and it is always costly. St Paul writes that Jesus Christ has reconciled us to God and ‘has given us the ministry of reconciliation’ (2 Corinthians 5.18). This season is an opportunity to explore what this could really mean to help us grow in faith and reach out in service

The Very Revd David Monteith
Dean of Leicester

Special Services


Sunday 8 September | 3.00pm
Choral Evensong with LCOCA Reunion and Commissioning of DBE Foundation Governors
Also welcoming Rosie Vinter as the Cathedral’s new Assistant Director of Music.

Sunday 15 September | 3.00pm
Choral Evensong with Installation of Canons

Thursday 19 September | 11.00am
Eucharist with the Church of England Guild of Vergers

Sunday 22 September | 3.00pm
Volunteer Thanksgiving Service
A special service giving thanks to our volunteers.

Sunday 29 September | 3.00pm
Choral Evensong with the Laying Up of the Korean Veterans Standard
Marking the closure of the Leicester branch of the British Korean Veterans Association.


Tuesday 8 October | 7.45pm
Young Farmers’ Harvest Service

Thursday 24 October | 5.30pm
Choral Evensong for World Polio Day
Held by the Rotary Club.


Sunday 3 November | 5.00pm
Justice Service
An annual service attended by the High Sheriff of Leicestershire and other representatives of the justice system. Preacher: The Bishop of Birmingham.

Saturday 9 November | 5.30pm
Service for St Martin’s Day
With German School and Lantern Walk to Jubilee Square, ending with prayers round fire in Cathedral Gardens and Spiced Apple Glühwein.

Sunday 24 November | 3.00pm
Choral Evensong for St Cecilia’s Day
In celebration of St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music, and in aid of Leicester Cathedral Music Foundation. Music to include Evening Canticles in G by Charles Villiers Stanford with orchestral accompaniment. Preacher: The Revd Lucy Winkett, St James, Piccadilly.

Music and Concerts


Saturday 12 October | 7.30pm
A Moonlight Concert under the Museum of the Moon
Emma Trounson (soprano) with Mark Trounson (double bass) and Josephine Markham (piano). Music will include all things lunar – art song, opera, jazz and musical theatre. Tickets available from Eventbrite £8, £5 (under 18s)

Saturday 19 October | 7.00pm
Music and Light: A Concert of Indian Classical Music
Experience the moods and melodies of Indian classical music. Presented by Sitar Music Society in partnership with the Cathedral. Tickets available from Eventbrite £10, £8 (concessions)

Tuesday 22 October | 7.30pm
The Sixteen: The Queen of Heaven
The Sixteen’s most popular programme returns for a mini UK tour. A new version of Allegri’s renowned Miserere is paired with James MacMillan’s own setting of the text and pieces by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
Tickets available from £15 – £25


Saturday 2 November | 7.30pm
Concert of Music for All Souls’ Day
The Cathedral Choir sing the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé. Tickets available from Eventbrite £8, £5 (under 18s)

Saturday 23 November | 7.30pm
De Montfort University Orchestra
Music to include Elgar’s Serenade for Strings (first movement), Ives’ The Unanswered Question, Birchall’s Perhaps and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Tickets by emailing £5



Wednesday 18 September | 6.30pm
The Far and Near Lecture: Mending Fences or Building New Ones?
The Right Reverend the Lord Eames OM was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (1986–2006) during 20 years of Northern Ireland Troubles. He was involved in the peace movement and the creation and maintenance of ceasefires and the building of peace.
Tickets for £3 available from


Thursday 10 October | 6.30pm
Dean’s Discussion: Exploring Restorative Justice
Exploring this means of justice and reconciliation. Guests: Jaswinder Purewal, Specialist Restorative Justice Caseworker Victim First, Leicester, and Dr Denis Tanfa, Criminologist and Practitioner, Restorative Justice Initiative Midlands.
Free entry. Tickets available from

Saturday 12 October | 11.00am
Called Together
Diocesan service for lay ministers. Please note the Cathedral is closed between 9.00am–12.30pm.


Friday 8 November | 7.00pm
Community Committee Quiz Night 2019
Tickets: £5.00 – including soft drinks and nibbles. Available from Community Committee reps.

Saturday 9 November | 9.00am–3.00pm
Diocesan Lay Congress
Please note that the Cathedral will be closed to the public until 4.00pm.

Monday 18 November | 6.30pm
Dean’s Discussion: Telling a New Story – A Struggle for Peace at the Border
Dean David Monteith (from County Fermanagh) talks with Fr David Rocks OP (from County Armagh).
Free entry. Tickets from

Thursday 28 November | 12.00pm
Buy a Lunch, Give a Lunch 2019
In aid of Cathedral outreach and Women in Philanthropy 2019 charities. Tickets for £15 are available from the Cathedral Office.

Friday 29 November | 7.30–9.45pm
Dance your cares away with Moggy in the Wood – no prior cèlidh experience required!
Adults: £6.00 | Under 18s: £2.00
Pay Bar available
Tickets available from

Children and Family


Thursday 31 October | 5.30pm
Light Party
Halloween is fast becoming a key date in the calendar, with increasing numbers of children getting dressed up, knocking on doors and asking ‘trick or treat?’! But if you’re not keen on your children doing this then there is another option!
Rather than discourage them from having fun with their friends, why not bring them along to our Light Party and have fun with their friends here!
Together we will celebrate light, rather than darkness, this Halloween, with games, music, snacks and more. Come dressed up in “light” colours (whites, yellow, gold, fluorescent).
Book via Eventbrite. Please book for all children and adults attending.

Everybody’s Reading Festival

Saturday 5 October | 11.00am and 12.00pm
Brick by Brick
Brick by Brick is an interactive story telling event (for 3–5 year olds) about a mouse that picks a flower from a wall which makes a brick loose, enabling them to see through the wall for the first time.
The story shows that walls can become bridges when everyone works together.
A special event part of the Everybody’s Reading Festival. Free tickets from

For more information and events in Leicester for the Everybody’s Reading Festival, a month-long celebration of the written word, visit

The Art of Reconciliation
The Murals of the Bogside Artists

7 September – 29 November 2019

In the year we mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this photographic exhibition will bring to Leicester the story that lies behind the twelve murals of the Bogside Artists that were painted in Londonderry, Northern Ireland between 1994 and 2008.

The murals are a unique grassroots, site-specific work of commemorative public art inspired by the violence, conflict and reconciliation process during the Troubles; Derry’s complex history and the traumatic events experienced by the Bogside community during the Troubles is told.

For more events, discussions, and opening times, click here.

The Return of the Moon
The Museum of the Moon

Friday 11 – Sunday 20 October 2019

The Cathedral, in partnership with the BID, are delighted to welcome back Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in the year we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. After costs, any profits from this week will support the Cathedral’s work including Leicester’s Homelessness Charter.

Admission is by donation, suggested: Adults £2.00 | Under 18s £1.00
Evening Events priced individually, per person.

For more events and information, click here.

Visiting Leicester

The White Rose Café
Situated in the heart of Leicester’s historic quarter, the Café offers a wide range of delicious food and beverages from their position overlooking the Cathedral Gardens.

Light Breakfast and Traditional Grills
Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 10.00am
Sat – Sun: 8.00am to 10.00am

Classic Brunch
Monday – Sun: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Monday – Sat: 12.00pm to 3.00pm

Christian Resources Leicester
Whether you are looking for the latest Christian book, a gift for a friend, or candles and communion wafers for your church, Christian Resources Leicester is the place to be, come rain or shine.
You can also find a range of cards, CDs of the Cathedral Choir, gifts and souvenirs. Located in St Martins House, next to the Cathedral. Visit their website here.