Opening and Standard Service Times

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 will aim to reschedule events to a later date. We will be in touch as soon as we have a new date.

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.

Opening Times

Normal entry times to visit as a tourist or to see the Tomb of King Richard III* are:

Monday – Saturday:  10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday:  12.30pm – 2.30pm

Leicester Cathedral is generally open for prayer and worship from:

Monday – Saturday:  8.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday:  8.00am – 4.00pm

*There is full access to the tomb of King Richard III between 10.30am and 4.30pm outside of lunchtime services. During the periods 9.00am to 10.30am and 4.30pm to 5.00pm the Cathedral is still open to general visitors and those looking to pray, but viewing of the tomb is restricted.

There are events, festivals and services (e.g. funerals and recitals) which interrupt this pattern week by week. If you have any questions, please contact the Cathedral Office via 0116 261 5357.

If in doubt, please check the list of forthcoming Cathedral closures.

During our daily services of Morning Prayer (8.30am), Eucharist (1.00pm Tuesday – Friday) and Evensong/Evening Prayer (5.30pm), everyone is welcome to join us, but it is not possible to visit as a tourist or to see the tomb at these times.

Entry to Leicester Cathedral is free to individual visitors, though there is a suggested donation of £3.

Groups of over 10 need to book in advance and there is a charge for their visits.

Guided and unguided tours are available. To book a large group tour, visit our Bookings and Tours page.

Confessions by appointment with the clergy.

 

Regular Services

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8.00am
Holy Communion
10.30am
Cathedral Eucharist
3.00pm
Choral Evensong *​
8.30am
Eucharist for the Diocese of Leicester
5.30pm
Choral Evensong (girls’ voices) *
 8.30am
Morning Prayer
1.00pm
Eucharist: A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing
3.00pm
Cancer Care Prayer Group
5.30pm
Choral Evensong (boys’ voices) *
8.30am
Morning Prayer
1.00pm
Eucharist for Peace and Justice
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
8.30am
Morning Prayer
1.00pm
Eucharist for the Unity of Church
5.30pm
Choral Evensong (boys’ or girls’ voices with Songmen) *
8.30am
Morning Prayer
1.00pm
Eucharist: Watching and Waiting
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
8.30am
Morning Prayer
5.30pm
Evening Prayer

 

* Evening Prayer is said when the Choir is unavailable.

All are welcome.