The Church of England has urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer.
Leicester Cathedral is closed for the foreseeable future, including services and events.
We are aware this is a very difficult time and will prompt a number of further questions. We will update the Cathedral website on the Covid-19 FAQs page and issue new guidance as soon as we are able, and share through the Cathedral’s social media accounts as well. Do keep checking back.
Please address all correspondence to:
St Martins House
7 Peacock Lane
Or alternatively call 0116 261 5200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are good rail links to Leicester from Birmingham, Sheffield and London. St Martins House is a 10 – 15 minute walk from Leicester city rail station, turning right out of the exit along Granby Street and Gallowtree Gate, before turning left at the Clock Tower along Silver Street.
From the South:
Leicester is located just off the M1. Exit the M1 at Junction 21, signposted M69 and Leicester. Follow signs for A5460 heading towards Leicester City Centre. Follow for approximately 3 miles and follow signs for Castle Gardens and Highcross. Arrive at St Nicholas Circle and take the 3rd exit off the St Nicholas Circle roundabout, onto Peacock Lane. Leicester Cathedral is located on your left, next to St Martins House Conference Centre.
From the North:
Leicester is located just off the M1. Exit the M1 at Junction 22 and join the A50. Follow the A50 for approximately 8 miles, then follow signs for Vaughan Way then follow signs for the A47. You will arrive at a junction with Highcross straight ahead. Take the left lane to avoid the underpass which leads up to St Nicholas Circle and the Holiday Inn hotel. Take the left lane and follow onto Peacock Lane. Leicester Cathedral is located on your left, next to St Martins House Conference Centre.
Long-stay car parks are available nearby at St Nicholas Circle NCP (next to the Holiday Inn, postcode LE1 4LF) and at the Highcross Shopping Centre (accessible from Vaughan Way, postcode LE1 4QJ).
New Street Car Park
The New Street car park (a facility managed by our partners at St Martins House) has now reopened following resurfacing. At present, parking on Monday to Friday is restricted to permit holders only, but on Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 7am to 6pm at the following rates payable by debit card or chip and pin only – no cash. This is in order to protect our staff.
Saturdays – arrive before midday £5, arrive after midday £3; Sunday £3 all day. Please pay the attendant. Please be aware Debit Cards Only.
Parking is subject to space being available and all vehicles are left at the owner’s risk. The gates will be locked at 6pm each day.
The nearest disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders are on Applegate, immediately behind St Martins House.
For information on bus services in Leicester, please visit the City Council website: http://www.leicester.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/travelling-by-bus/
For further information on bus services throughout Leicester and Leicestershire, including Park & Ride services, call the Travel Line on: 0871 200 22 33.
This information can also be downloaded as a PDF document: Travelling to Leicester Cathedral