All Saints' Church, Leicester, Leicestershire

Address: Highcross Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4PH
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A refuge in a busy city

This large attractive church, with its quiet, peaceful churchyard, is a refuge from busy Leicester.

It is one of five surviving from the Medieval town, with a tower intriguingly sited at its north-east corner.

Built from the 12th-to 19th-centuries, it includes a Norman doorway and a richly carved 13th-century font.

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Road directions

Leicester city centre; church located directly off A50 Highcross Street, just north of the city centre ring road and close to the A594 junction

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Leicester (0.9 miles). Several buses from Leicester city centre.

OS Reference No.

SK 583 048

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconDerbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland County Guide (PDF, 4.4mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland . Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. mick martin (01 Jun 2012, 23:59)

    beautiful church. my favourite in leicester. dont forget to take a good look at the clock

  2. Michael King (15 Jul 2012, 17:08)

    This fascinating church is a gem. The grounds are beautifully kept in a relatively natural style. Pale foxgloves adorn weathered tombstones with mature trees defining the edges as distinctly as walls. Ambling through on a summer's day is pure delight for any nature lover. The charming feel of arrested decay is all around. Inside, vivid stained glass tells stories of the city's past and presents many Christian images to savour. Time is marked by the one of the oldest parish clocks in the country. A wait for its striking jacks to perform is well worth it. The restoration is beautiful.Taking time to absorb the tranquillity of this holy place in the heart of Leicester is refreshing to the soul.

  3. Sarah Cooney (16 Aug 2013, 10:09)

    Absolutely beautiful church. Our visit was motivated by some family history research that I have been doing. My great great great grandfather Frederick Jennings was christened here in May 1810 and so I took my Mum there this week to see the ancient font and to stand in the majestic space and imagine what it must have been like in the early 19th century. We waited for the quarter-jacks to strike which was great fun. Also took a walk through the well-maintained graveyard and looked at the medieval footings of the more modern chancel. It really is a treasure and one to seek out if you are in Leicester. I was fortunate to be able to speak with Chris Stephens from the Churches Conservation Trust before we visited and he was extremely helpful.

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Donate by text

Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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All Saints' Church, Leicester, Leicestershire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.